I was at the Newport News Transportation Center this morning to transfer between buses (Route 961 to Route 101). Waiting on the 101, there was a group of 5 ethnic Indians with a guide. 4 of the 5 were carrying bags from the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The bags had their names, plus "PHF JUL 31". ("PHF" is the airport code for Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport). They had Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) 30 Day bus passes that had first been used yesterday.
I wanted to greet them and welcome them to our country. However, they were busy with the guide, then kept to themselves. As a first generation American, I didn't want to do anything to make them uncomfortable.
Anyone familiar with the IOM? I had never heard of them. Figuring any group worth it's salt has a website, I Googled up their's http://www.iom.int