Welcome to the Arlington Branch of AAUW of Virginia, Chartered in 1944

BECOMING AMERICAN:
What’s it like to be an immigrant today?

DATE:     MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2018.
TIME:     7:00 pm
WHERE: Arlington Mill Community Center. 
Dinwiddie St. at Columbia Pike, 2nd level. 

   Several immigrants will tell us their stories of coming to America. One panelist is from Catholic Charities, which is the largest resettlement agency in Virginia, serving over 600 refugees, asylees, and Special Immigrant Visa holders each year

   With the Administration planning to decrease the number of refugees, this is an opportunity to learn more about what it means to become an American citizen today by hearing our panelists describe:

  • why they wanted to come to the USA;
  • the difficulties they had in applying to come;           
  • after arriving, what it means to be vetted.

   In the past, at Ellis Island thousands of immigrants entered the country and after cursory questions on health and literacy, the immigrants were ferried to Manhattan to find a job or relatives to help. 

  Today the process is much more stringent and lengthy.   Come and learn more.   

Free Parking:   Underground parking, under the Community Center – go two turns around the building to the rear. Free.

***Membership caveat: You can join Arlington AAUW as a new member for a 35% discount if you join at a public meeting.


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