IIR's Immigrant Stories Project Adds Pakistan!

IIR's Immigrant Stories Project Adds Pakistan!
M. Siddique Sheikh (left)

The Institute for Immigration Research (IIR) is proud to announce that The Immigrant Stories Project is growing. We've added immigrants from Pakistan!

The Immigrant Stories webpage now includes a new fact sheet and analysis of immigrants from Pakistan living in the Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD metro areas.

The Pakistani story also includes an interview with M. Siddique Sheikh, a Pakistani immigrant who came to the United States in 1969. Mr. Sheikh started his first business in 1980, and now has over 125 employees in 15 locations across the Washington, D.C. metro area. 

Today, Mr. Sheikh is the proud Chairman and Founder the Pakistani American Business Association (PABA), a non-profit organization that serves as the economic bridge between the United States and Pakistan.

Mr. Sheikh was interviewed by IIR graduate research assistant Eirini Giannaraki in the spring of  2019. They spoke about his life before migrating, his reasons for leaving Pakistan, his early business, and lastly, his current life and views on immigrants in the United States. 

The Immigrant Stories Project aims to provide essential information regarding immigrant populations in the Washington, DC and Baltimore, Maryland metro areas by combining data and personal stories. In addition to Pakistan, the project includes stories and data on immigrants from Bolivia, the Caribbean, Korea, and India. Additional countries of origin will be included in the future.

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Visit our website, www.iir.gmu.edu, for more data and analysis of immigrants and immigration in the United States.