Friday, April 24, 2015
You may have missed it, as we did, but last June was the first Immigrant Heritage Month in the United States.
It was started by Welcome.us, a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating a United States that is fueled by an immigrant tradition.
During the month, they focused on telling some of the stories that shaped this country.They included partnerships with corporations, media outlets, organizations, celebrities,athletes, faith, civic and political leaders.
To kick off the project, they enlisted comedian Elon Gold to comment on the Ellis Island process of admitting new immigrants to the US, using his mother's experience of arriving there with her mother.
Filmed on location, Gold shmoozes with visitors to Ellis Island, and tries to re-enact some of the procedures used in admitting newcomers to the US shores.
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