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America's 'Great Immigrants: An Analysis of Carnegie Corporation's Honorees, 2006-2015
  • Amadu Jacky Kaba
This book highlights the immense contributions that immigrants make to the greatness of the United States, especially during this period of extreme negative views of immigrants and anti-immigrant government policies. It examined the Carnegie Corporation of New York’s “Great Immigrants: the Pride of America” honorees from 2006 to 2015 and found that the 408 honorees during this period came from 87 countries and diverse professions. It also found that among the honorees are 24 Nobel Prize winners. Several of the honorees studied at  Columbia University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, Princeton University, Stanford University, the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Cambridge, the University of Chicago, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Southern California, and Yale University. Available data show that 122 (30 per cent) of these honorees had a total net worth of $113.4 billion. The data also show that America will not be as productive and successful as it is today without the enormous contributions of immigrants. The data equally show that immigrants are among the most important employers and taxpayers in the United States.
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York,
  • Emigration and immigration,
  • Immigrants,
  • United States
Publication Date
Summer July 7, 2017
Adonis & Abbey Publishers Ltd.
Citation Information
Amadu Jacky Kaba. America's 'Great Immigrants: An Analysis of Carnegie Corporation's Honorees, 2006-2015. London(2017)
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