When I first moved to Columbus, OH, the major foreign-born population was the Southeast Asian refugees.  Gradually we had other ethnic groups moving into the Central Ohio area:  Ethiopian/Eritreans, Ukrainians, Latinos, East Indians, Chinese and Japanese.  The growth in our ESL classrooms was slow but steady.  Then in the mid-1990s, the stream became a flood.  Somali refugees had found Columbus!



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