The Immigrant Belonging Project
The Office of Immigrant Relations (OIR) is partnering with the Othering & Belonging Institute (OBI) at the University of California at Berkeley. The project includes gathering information shared by immigrant communities from 12 language groups. To identify current priorities in their communities, OBI will:
Interview local experts, immigrant service providers, and community leaders.
Implement a survey to reach immigrant residents over the next six months.
Hold community conversations with specific immigrant communities to explore key issues further.
A countywide immigrant belonging project like this has not been completed in over 20 years. The recommendations from this research may shape the experiences of immigrants in the county for many years to come.