Archive | American Immigrant Profiles

Laemmle’s List–How A Film Mogul Saved European Jews

Carl Laemmle Carl Laemmle was born in Laupheim, Wurttemberg, Germany on January 17, 1867. Laemmle  followed an older brother to the United States. At the start of the 20th Century he pioneered movie exhibition and distribution, beginning with the 1909 feature-length Hiawatha  moved into filmmaking.   Laemmle  developed several international stars, perhaps most notably Mary Pickford.    Read more→

Continue Reading

Immigrants’ List Explains Why There Are So Many Nobel Prize Winners From The U.S.

In a recent e-mail the PAC Immigrants’ List asked "Why is it that there are so many Nobel Prize winners from the United States?"The PAC noted it’s "been a banner month for United States scientists, as nine were awarded the Nobel Prize. In fact, since 2000, Americans have won 21 of the 37 physics prizes, 18  Read more→

Continue Reading

AMERICAN DREAMERS: Most Successful Companies Founded By Immigrants Or Their Children

In the July 22, 2013 issue of TIME columnist Rana Foroohar  writes: Most of the country’s most successful companies owe their existence to a founder who was an immigrant or the child of an immigrant: SERGEY BRIN–The co-founder of Google emigrated from Russia. CATERINA FAKE–The co-founder of Flickr is the daughter of a Filipina immigrant. PIERRE OMIDYAR–The  Read more→

Continue Reading

Immigrants In The Political Arena

Voting and participating in our democracy is not just an obligation but a fundamental privilege of U.S. Citizenship.  Access to a role in the political life of their adopted land is frequently a motivating factor when permanent residents seek citizenship.  Some aspire to public service.  The following are thumbnail biographies of some representative modern day  Read more→

Continue Reading

American Immigration Council Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

Jack Pinnix a past President of AILA and Eleanor Pelta, the Immediate Past President of AILA, pictured with Alexander Tymouch the winner of the American Immigration Council’s Creative Writing Contest at AIC’s 2012 American Heritage Awards at Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Hotel (June 15).  The Awards dinner celebrated the Council’s 25th Anniversary (formerly the American Immigration  Read more→

Continue Reading

Presidential Proclamation–100th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

On March 25, 1911, a fire spread through the cramped floors of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in lower Manhattan.  Flames spread quickly through the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors — overcrowded, littered with cloth scraps, and containing few buckets of water to douse the flames — giving the factory workers there little time to escape.  Read more→

Continue Reading

Powered by WordPress. Designed by WooThemes