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Global Virginia


Immigration to Virginia began in 1607, and the Commonwealth has been continuously shaped and reshaped by waves of immigration and migration ever since. Especially over the past forty years, the face of Virginia has been changing rapidly as immigrants and refugees have arrived, and continue arriving, from all parts of the world: from Africa, Asia, and Latin America. “Global Virginia” explores both the experience and the impact of immigration on Virginia’s communities and the state as a whole.