In the Lead

Odysseys: Pakistan native finds his science career thriving in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh has been an ideal place to advance his research in the field of haptics, Ali Israr says.

Pittsburgh's New Immigrants: Divided families in Nepal remain in limbo

Many were forced to flee their country because of persecution, war, or violence. Most likely, they can’t return home or are afraid to do so.

Pittsburgh's New Immigrants: One night at a refugee camp in Nepal

There is very little electricity in the camp, so nightfall ends most activities.

Pittsburgh’s New Immigrants / From Vietnam War refugee to Pittsburgh doctor: Nghi Nguyen's journey

A doctor typifies the first wave of Vietnam immigrants to Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh's new immigrants: Refugees from Nepal en route to Pittsburgh

This is a story of people who were forced to flee their country because of persecution, war, or violence.

ODYSSEYS: Susana Munro's Cuban exodus flew teen to U.S.

Susana Munro's professional life has always been about helping people -- whether as government worker or volunteer.

Pittsburgh's economy has gained from high-skilled immigrants

Pittsburgh lags behind other cities in number and diversity of its immigrants, but the region is drawing well-educated residents.

Earlier immigrants reshaped the region, then blended in

Pittsburgh's immigrant history shaped the region, but was not unique among other cities.

Odysseys: New Zealander adopts Pittsburgh with song in heart

Neil Newton came to Pittsburgh in January 2013 after living in Britain for three years.

Pittsburgh's New Immigrants: A Nigerian immigrant builds a future in his adopted city

A Nigerian immigrant's passion for real estate took him to Lawrenceville.

Pittsburgh's New Immigrants: Two Kenyan women pave their way in Pittsburgh

In their native country, their paths would have remained separate; here, two Kenyan women teamed up to benefit from newfound freedom.

Pittsburgh’s new immigrants: Local students symbolize Asian success story

Brothers Rishi and Suvir Mirchandani of Fox Chapel Area High School typify the Asian success story in America.

H1-B visa families produce student standouts

The primary visa that allows higher-skilled immigrants to work in America is known as the H1-B, and it has been the crucible for a debate.

Pittsburgh’s new immigrants: New book on immigrants’ success sparks controversy

Some groups in America do better than others economically, and authors Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld say there are three reasons why.

Pittsburgh’s new immigrants: A world of diversity at research laboratory

A National Science Foundation report shows that 42 percent of all science and engineering doctorate holders in the U.S. are foreign-born.



Welcome to our in-depth examination of Pittsburgh's recent immigrants -- the thousands of people from other countries who have flowed into the region over the past 40 years.

For the remainder of the year, there will be periodic reports examining many aspects of our immigrant influx, from their lives here in Pittsburgh to the endless debates in Washington D.C.

This month, a parallel project called "Odysseys" will be launched on the Post-Gazette's website, seeking to profile one person living in our region from each of the 193 countries that are members of the United Nations.

Together, these two projects will shine a light on the growing diversity of our region -- a rejuvenation that will become increasingly important in the years to come.


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