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: The Twin Cities diversified with an influx of Hmong, Somali refugees

In Minneapolis-St. Paul, refugees from Asia and Africa lead the way in creating a multicultural region.

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.

Pittsburgh’s New Immigrants: Hmong artist paints his people’s history

A politician, painter and businessman, Hmong American Cy Thao has accomplished many firsts in Minnesota.

Pittsburgh's New Immigrants: Canadian jobs tough to find for foreign doctors

Demand by doctors trained overseas outstrips supply of new licenses.

An Asian magnet suburb is Canada's most diverse city

Ethnic Chinese residents comprise 40 percent of the population in Markham, Ontario.

Economist: Public benefits aid startups for immigrants

Children’s health insurance gave immigrants the confidence to start businesses and succeed, Harvard researcher says.

Odysseys: From Greenland to Pittsburgh, in love

A Danish lawyer is looking to start a new life in Pittsburgh with his fiancee.

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.

Toronto: 'most multicultural city in the world'

Pittsburgh has a foreign-born population of just 4 percent, while nearly half of the Toronto area’s residents were born in another country.

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.



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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