Ethiopian migrants Seattle-3

Haile Kiros, an Ethiopian migrant who arrived in Seattle about a year ago, says that the language barrier is the biggest challenge he's faces. He's frustrated that the test required to practice his profession cutting hair in Washington isn't offered in his native language of Tigrinya. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Haile Kiros, an Ethiopian migrant who arrived in Seattle about a year ago, says that the language barrier is the biggest challenge he’s faces. He’s frustrated that the test required to practice his profession cutting hair in Washington isn’t offered in his native language of Tigrinya. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Alex Stonehill

Alex is a cofounder and editor of The Seattle Globalist. He's a visual journalist whose work has been published by PBS, The Seattle Times, FRONTLINE/World and the Seattle Weekly.  Alex teaches journalism in the University of Washington's Department of Communication and recently directed the documentary film Barzan.

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