CHICAGO, June 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 16, 2016 at 5:30 PM (CT), Road to Status, in collaboration with FWD.us, launched their company at an Immigrant Heritage Month celebration at WHISK Chicago. Road to Status presented Ricky and David Rodriguez, Chefs and Owners of WHISK, with an immigrant entrepreneurship award recognizing their contributions to the local community and economy. As part of the I Am An Immigrant movement, event attendees took photos with the "I Am An Immigrant" photobooth - celebrating their own immigrant heritage stories and standing in solidarity with new Americans and those arriving to our country today.
"We were honored that Road to Status chose WHISK for their launch event during Immigrant Heritage Month. It was a great event and we are thankful to receive the first-annual Road to Status Immigrant Entrepreneurship Award. It is good to see that they are helping to make the immigration paperwork process easier and more attainable." —Ricky Rodriguez, Chef and Owner, WHISK
"We are overwhelmed by the turnout and support that was displayed here tonight. So many great folks came out to help celebrate the launch of Road To Status and the official kick off of Immigrant Heritage Month here in Chicago. FWD.us has been a tremendous partner and we look forward to helping them drive meaningful dialogue in support of common sense immigration reform. It was a fantastic evening full of inspiring personal stories and we couldn't be more pleased with the event!" —John Paul Demirdjian, Road to Status, Chief Operating Officer
"I can think of no better way to celebrate the launch of a technology company that helps immigrants than to honor a successful immigrant business like Whisk." —Javad Khazaeli, Road to Status, Co-Founder
"Millions of individuals have made our country diverse, vibrant, and strong, and they all have unique stories to tell about their families' and communities' heritage. Now, more than ever, it is important to demonstrate how America's diversity — fueled in great part by immigrants — makes us stronger and more connected as a nation." —Todd Schulte, FWD.us President
FWD.us is an advocacy organization created to help organize the broader tech community to promote a bipartisan policy agenda – including commonsense immigration reform. Learn more at www.FWD.us.
Road to Status, LLC - Officially launched in June 2016, Road to Status provides applicants high quality, affordable immigration tools and attorney review services that are easy to use, secure, and accessible anywhere on any device. Road to Status has created world-class online tools and services that simplify and streamline complicated immigration applications for the self-filing user and the attorneys who serve them. Intuitive web-based applications are making it easier and less expensive to identify, complete, and file the necessary forms accurately the first time, every time, avoiding costly delays. Social responsibility is at the core of Road to Status' mission and they provide their technology for free to certain, qualified non-profit organizations.
John Paul Demirdjian
SOURCE Road to Status, LLC