eduardo crespi http://kbia.org en A look inside Mid-Missouri's international communities http://kbia.org/post/look-inside-mid-missouris-international-communities <p></p><p></p><p>In Columbia, more than 8 percent of the population is foreign-born, compared with just under 4 percent on average in the rest of Missouri. In Columbia Public Schools, there are 61 different languages spoken amongst the students in the English Language Learning programs. Today on Intersection we’re talking about mid-Missouri’s international communities. Why is Columbia more culturally diverse than other parts of the Midwest? What is life like in Columbia for people from around the world, and how does their presence affect the town as a whole? Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:15:03 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 53393 at http://kbia.org A look inside Mid-Missouri's international communities What does immigration look like in mid-Missouri? http://kbia.org/post/what-does-immigration-look-mid-missouri <p>Earlier this month, a “Gang of Eight” bipartisan senators introduced an immigration bill that would grant low-skilled immigrant workers the opportunity to stay in the United States legally without a green card, among other reforms. Called “W-visas,” these visas <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/04/29/how-low-skilled-guest-workers-could-become-citizens-under-gang-of-8-bill/">would allow immigrants to fill positions that don’t require bachelor’s degrees</a> for three years.</p><p> Wed, 01 May 2013 18:23:16 +0000 Scott Pham & Katie Moritz 32969 at http://kbia.org What does immigration look like in mid-Missouri? Douglass Park Organizes Neighborhood Association http://kbia.org/post/douglass-park-organizes-neighborhood-association <p>Residents in Columbia&rsquo;s Douglass Park neighborhood are coming together to create a neighborhood organization to better serve the needs of their community.</p><p> Wed, 09 Nov 2011 21:59:01 +0000 Ryan Schmidt 3315 at http://kbia.org