Stuck in the stack

Stuck in the stack

Three years ago, Bereket Bairu, 49, fled the country of Eritrea where he was persecuted and tortured for avoiding forced military service and banned from practicing his religion. He has lived in Portland for the last three years as he waits for his asylum case to be...
Seamlessly working

Seamlessly working

Jacquis Ndaya of Westbrook, originally from Congo, at work during a class at the Old Port Wool and Textile School for Stitching. Several of the school’s students now work at American Threads. Photo by Gabe Souza. Seamlessly working Hiring immigrants has been a...