IIR's Immigrant Stories Project Adds Colombia!

IIR's Immigrant Stories Project Adds Colombia!

The Institute for Immigration Research (IIR) is proud to announce that The Immigrant Stories Project has added added immigrants from Colombia. This is the ninth profile in this project.

There are approximately 22,600 Colombian immigrants living in the Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD metro areas. The largest numbers of Colombian immigrants are found in Montgomery County, MD (7,220), the District of Columbia (1,985) and Loudoun County, VA (1,382). You can learn more about Colombian immigrants by checking out the fact sheet and analysis included on our website.

The Colombian Immigrant Story also includes an interview with Jacqueline (Jackie) Krick. Jackie was born in Bogota, Colombia. She grew up there until the age of 15 when she moved to Bolivia with her family. When she was 21 years old, Jackie migrated with her family to the United States. In 2004, she started ECU Communications, an advertising agency that offers services such as brand development, social media advertising, audience engagement, and digital footprints. It is a certified Woman-Owned Small Business. Jackie also started IMPACTO Youth, a 501(c)(3) organization she founded in 2013 with the mission to “shape, advance and improve the lives of economically and socially disadvantaged youth through education.”

The Immigrant Stories Project aims to provide essential information regarding immigrant populations in the Washington, DC and Baltimore, Maryland metro areas by combining data and personal stories. In addition to Colombia, the project includes stories and data on immigrants from Afghanistan, Bolivia, the Caribbean, China, El Salvador, India, Korea, and Pakistan. Additional countries of origin will be included in the future.

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Visit our website, www.iir.gmu.edu, for more data and analysis of immigrants and immigration in the United States.