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Middle Eastern Immigrants Make the US Stronger

By Noah Smith - A little more than a week ago, Stanford University mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani died at 40 after a battle with breast cancer. In that short lifetime, she accomplished more than most of us ever will. Mirzakhani was one of the world's greatest mathematicians — a recipient of the Fields Medal, mathematics' highest honor. Her career was a triumph for the U.S. university system and American scientific prowess. But Mirzakhani was born and raised in Iran. She is living proof of the advantage immigration gives the United States.

Eren Ozmen and Daron Acemoglu Honored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York

Turkish American businesswoman Eren Ozmen and Academician Prof Daron Acemoglu honored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The Corporation, established by Scottish immigrant Andrew Carnegie, thanks naturalized citizens who make America strong. Carnegie Corporation of New York, its board of trustees and staff, invite Americans to celebrate naturalized U.S. citizens with its annual Great Immigrants tribute. The philanthropic foundation today announced the 38 individuals who will be honored on the Fourth of July when the Corporation salutes the invaluable role that immigrants play in helping to advance our society, culture, and economy. Each year since 2006, the Corporation has recognized the contributions of naturalized citizens, and for 2017, the honorees represent more than 30 different countries of origin, a wide range of personal immigration stories, and a high level of professional leadership in numerous fields.

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