Immigrant social networking site, aims to help immigrants ‘achieve the American dream’ (Video)
The father of the theory of assimilation, Robert Park, wrote in 1922 that, “the immigrant must learn quickly, for his livelihood depends on it.” Tech entrepeneur Brian Nguah, creator of ImmiLounge.com, thinks that in the digital age, there should be a way for immigrants to ‘learn quickly,’ online.
Created earlier this year, and still undergoing beta testing, Nguah’s website is meant to be, “a Facebook for immigrants only,” according to the site’s press release. The new site is “designed by immigrants for immigrants to connect them with jobs, health insurance, schools, scholarships, legal representation and much more,” according to a press statement. Although ImmiLounge has only a few hundred users to date, creators of the site claim “there is no doubt that it will be the #1 social network helping immigrants achieve the American dream.”
The founder, who was born in Kenya, says he realized that life for immigrants was not easy when he came to the U.S. to study at Pennsylvania State University. He thought he could help remedy this problem. “[Nguah] noticed that the life of an immigrant is exceptionally hard and filled with numerous down falls. He then found ImmiLounge which is the missing link – a tool to help people make connections and build a support system to help ease their transition into life in America,” the ImmiLounge site boasts.
Read the full story at the Huffington Post