For Immigrants, a Ripple Effect

November 29, 2008

Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, November 28, 2008; Page A01

While the economy’s tailspin is spreading pain across the Washington region, it has hit many of the area’s close-knit immigrant communities with particular speed and force. The dependence on one another that has contributed so much to their economic success has now created a domino effect in which the misfortune of one segment of the group almost immediately affects the rest. –More–