America Needs Immigrant Innovators

Tell Congress to pass immigration reform so that America can remain the top destination for innovators from around the world.

What would your day be like without inventions created by immigrants? Learn more about the immigrant inventors behind some of the products we use every day and share these #immigrantmade inventions on Facebook and Twitter.

Artificial Heart

Invented By Willem Johan Kolff

Jean Pants

Invented by Levi Strauss

Microsoft Word

Invented by Charles Simonyi

Siri

Invented by Dag Kittlaus

ATM Machine

Invented by Luther George Simjian

Chobani Greek Yogurt

Invented by Hamdi Ulukaya

Google

Invented by Sergey Brin

Rechargeable Batteries

Invented by Samar Basu

eBay

Invented by Pierre Omidyar

Hot Dog

Invented by Charles Feltman

Loudspeaker

Invented by Peter Laurits Jensen

Processed Cheese

Invented by James L. Kraft

Basketball

Invented by James Naismith

Video Gaming System

Invented by Ralph Baer

Telephone

Invented by Alexander Graham Bell

Yahoo

Invented by Jerry Yang

Bicycle

Invented by Pierre Lallement

Blender

Invented by Stephen Poplawski

HDTV

Invented by Woo Paik

PET Scanner

Invented by Michael Ter-Pogossian

Hairdryer

Invented by Gabriel Kazanjian

Saarinen Furniture

Invented by Eero Saarinen

Portable Flash Drive

Invented by Shimon Shmueli

Wireless Remote Control

Invented by Robert Adler

Antidepressant Medication

Invented by Klaus Schmiegel

LASIK Eye Surgery

Invented by Gholam Peyman

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

Invented by Michel Mirowski

YouTube

Invented by Jawed Karim & Steve Chen

Radio Music

Invented by Ernst Alexanderson

Automatic Transmission

Invented by Oscar Banker