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David_Ortiz

David Ortiz

Dominican Republic
Peter_Lax

Peter Lax

Hungary
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Denny Chin

Hong Kong
Djerassi-Carl

Carl Djerassi

Austria
Dinh-Viet

Viet Dinh

Vietnam
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Einat Admony

Israel
Kang-Yibin

Yibin Kang

China

Geri Mannion

Ireland

My Irish-born parents, Margaret and Jerry, emigrated from London, England, in 1959, with me, age 3, and my sister, Dolores, age 17 months.

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Martin_Yan

Martin Yan

China
Jalal-Ayesha

Ayesha Jalal

Pakistan
Stacy Lieux

Stacy Lieux

Jamaica
Rajat_Gupta

Rajat Gupta

India
Dina Matute

Dina Matute

Honduras

Vincent Mai

South Africa
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Elaine Chao

Taiwan
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Ahmed Zewail

Egypt
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Carolina Herrera

Venezuela
Theodore_Bikel

Theodore Bikel

Austria
An_Wang

An Wang

China
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Subra Suresh

India

Marie Lopez Rogers

Recently, I heard the story of a participant at this gathering that we had at the White House that I was telling you about at the top of my speech.

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Mila Kunis

Ukraine
Willard_Boyle

Willard Boyle

Canada
Vinod_Khosla

Vinod Khosla

India
Walter_Kohn

Walter Kohn

Austria
Daniel_C_Tsui

Daniel Tsui

China
Charlize_Theron

Charlize Theron

South Africa
Liliana Estrella

Liliana Estrella

Dominican Republic
Angela_Lansbury

Angela Lansbury

England
Dovolani-Tony

Tony Dovolani

Kosovo
Kojo_Nnamdi

Kojo Nnamdi

Guyana
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Louis van Amstel

Netherlands
Fu-Ping

Ping Fu

China

Violeta Venegas

Peru

This August 24th will mark four years in the United States for me. When I was in Lima, Peru, I could have never imagined my life now.

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Roald_Sagdeev

Roald Sagdeev

Russia
Nooyi-Indra

Indra Nooyi

India
Nichols-Mike

Mike Nichols

Germany

Steve Pitney

While on the Carnegie site, I was recalling a PBS story of the Mars missions

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Pierce_Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan

Ireland
Milos_Forman

Milos Forman

Czech Republic
Klawe-Maria

Maria Klawe

Canada
Jenny_Ming

Jenny Ming

China
Stanley_Gorenc

Stanley Gorenc

Slovenia
Lendl-Ivan

Ivan Lendl

Czech Republic
Mario_Molina

Mario Molina

Mexico
JERRY_YANG

Jerry Yang

Taiwan
Geri Mannion

Geri Mannion

Ireland
Vivek_Kundra

Vivek Kundra

India
Heidi_Klum

Heidi Klum

Germany
Zygi_Wilf

Zygi Wilf

Germany
Patrick_Soon_Shiong

Patrick Soon-Shiong

South Africa
Martin_Indyk

Martin Indyk

England
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Samantha Power

Ireland
Zoghbi-Huda

Huda Zoghbi

Lebanon
Liu-John

John Liu

Taiwan
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Steve Chen

Taiwan
Lantos-Tom

Tom Lantos

Hungary
Feniosky_Pena-Mora

Feniosky Peña-Mora

Dominican Republic
Lahiri-Jhumpa

Jhumpa Lahiri

England
Rodny Carvajal

Rodny Carvajal

Ecuador
Gata_Kamsky

Gata Kamsky

Russia
Cristeta_Comerford

Cristeta Comerford

Philippines
Smirnoff-Yakov

Yakov Smirnoff

Ukraine
Jamie_Escalante

Jaime Escalante

Bolivia
Kandel-Eric

Eric Kandel

Austria
Meb_Keflezighi

Meb Keflezighi

Eritrea
Safi_Qureshey

Safi Qureshey

Pakistan
Oscar_de_la_Renta

Oscar de la Renta

Dominican Republic
Harold_Evans

Harold Evans

England
Wintour-Anna

Anna Wintour

England
Medina-Eliseo

Eliseo Medina

Mexico
Renu_Khator

Renu Khator

India
Raul Jones

Raul Jones

Chile
Murdoch-Rupert

Rupert Murdoch

Australia
Jamaica_Kincaid

Jamaica Kincaid

Antigua and Barbuda
John_Kluge

John W. Kluge

Germany
Jim_Yong_Kim

Jim Yong Kim

Korea
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André Aciman

Egypt/Italy

Guillermo Linares

Dominican Republic
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Frank_Gehry

Frank Gehry

Canada
Cheryl_Diaz_Meyer

Cheryl Diaz Meyer

Philippines
Codrescu-Andrei

Andrei Codrescu

Romania
Charles_Simonyi

Charles Simonyi

Hungary
Wiesel-Elie

Elie Wiesel

Romania
Ann_Margret

Ann-Margret

Sweden
Helen_Reddy

Helen Reddy

Australia
Lubomir_Kavalek

Lubomir Kavalek

Czech Republic
Skarleth Peraita

Skarleth Peraita

Nicaragua

Svet Di-Nahum

I am a fiction writer, a published author. America has given me education, freedom, and opportunity.

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Mike_Myers

Mike Myers

Canada
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Jacques Jiha

Haiti
Wolffe-Richard

Richard Wolffe

England
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Robert Tjian

China
Maurice_Ashley

Maurice Ashley

Jamaica
Kavli-Fred

Fred Kavli

Norway
Eva C. Barrios

Eva C. Barrios

Colombia
Sukhee_Kang

Sukhee Kang

Korea
Elaine Y. Ovalles

Elaine Y. Ovalles

Dominican Republic

Oscar Marquina

This is part of story that was published in the Deseret News, it is a story about immigration, it is a story about Dreamer’s and it is my story. the path to the american dream has been rough, but worth it, and it is a path worth reading.

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Dyson-Freeman

Freeman Dyson

England
Long-Zhou

Zhou Long

China
Tariq_Farid

Tariq Farid

Pakistan
Oliver_Smithies

Oliver Smithies

England
Chang-Diaz-Franklin

Franklin Chang-Diaz

Costa Rica
Isaac_Asimov

Isaac Asimov

Russia
Teresa_Heinz

Teresa Heinz

Mozambique
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Dave Matthews

South Africa
MAX_FRANKEL

Max Frankel

Germany
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Andrés Cantor

Argentina
Aso_Tavitian

Aso O. Tavitian

Bulgaria
Oz_Frank (photo credit Victoria Labalme)

Frank Oz

England
Hosseini-Khaled

Khaled Hosseini

Afghanistan
Reif_Rafael_3

L. Rafael Reif

Venezuela
Ham_Tran

Ham Tran

Vietnam
Amangia James

Amangia James

United Kingdom
Tracey_Ullman

Tracey Ullman

England
Brin-Sergey

Sergey Brin

Russia
McRobbie-Michael

Michael McRobbie

Australia
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Reza Aslan

Iran
Yoko_Ono

Yoko Ono

Japan
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Masi Oka

Japan
Ric_Fulop

Ric Fulop

Venezuela
Charles_Simic

Charles Simic

Yugoslavia
Alice_Y_Ting

Alice Y. Ting

Taiwan
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Aasif Mandvi

India
Casper-Gerhard

Gerhard Casper

Germany
Simes-Dimitri

Dimitri Simes

Russia
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Arsen Avakian

Armenia
Mee_Moua

Mee Moua

Laos
Cesarina Pena Trabous

Cesarina Pena Trabous

Dominican Republic
Lara_Logan

Lara Logan

South Africa
Josie_Natori

Josie Natori

Philippines
Marton-Kati

Kati Marton

Hungary
Dzau-Victor

Victor Dzau

China
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JuJu Chang

South Korea
SIDNEY_TAUREL

Sidney Taurel

Morocco
Evan Bacalao

Evan Bacalao

United Kingdom
Cesar_Pelli

Cesar Pelli

Argentina
Catherine Modeste

Catherine Modeste

Saint Lucia
Aoun-Joseph

Joseph Aoun

Lebanon
Edgar Iofonte

Edgar Iofonte

Ecuador
Morley_Safer

Morley Safer

Canada
Andrea_Jung

Andrea Jung

Canada
Lauri_Vaska

Lauri Vaska

Estonia
Francisca Rexach

Francisca Rexach

Honduras
John_Cho

John Cho

South Korea
Vilcek-Jan

Jan Vilcek

Slovakia
Lee-Chong-Moon

Chong-Moon Lee

South Korea
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Roy L. Austin

St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Verna Stone

Verna Stone

Trinidad and Tobego

Marlene Fanta Shyer

Czechoslovakia

My parents brought me over from Czechoslovakia in 1939 and here I was, a seven-year old, knowing three words of English: Please, Thank you and Donkey.

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Andrew_Grove

Andrew S. Grove

Hungary
Safra_Catz

Safra Catz

Israel
Wolfensohn-James

James Wolfensohn

Australia
Saifulislam-Abuhena

Abuhena Saifulislam

Bangladesh
Christo

Christo

Bulgaria
George_Soros

George Soros

Hungary
Freddy_Adu

Freddy Adu

Ghana
Szostak_Jack

Jack Szostak

England
Patrick_Ewing

Patrick Ewing

Jamaica

Eduardo Darino

Uruguay

Eduardo Darino celebrates in 2013 his 50 years creating animation, from analog hand drawn art to film, video and now digital particles in real time.

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Rich Little

Canada

Victoria Confino

Kastoria

Victoria Confino emigrated with her family from Kastoria (in the Ottoman Empire, now modern day Greece), to New York City in 1913.

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Khalilzad-Zalmay

Zalmay Khalilzad

Afghanistan
Arad-Michael

Michael Arad

Israel
Pedro_Martinez

Pedro Martinez

Dominican Republic
Bazzi-Mohamad

Mohamad Bazzi

Lebanon
Dina_Powell

Dina Powell

Egypt
Elias_Zerhouni

Elias Zerhouni

Algeria
Gene_Simmons

Gene Simmons

Israel
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Ivar Giaever

Norway
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David Tran

Vietnam
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Lillian Vernon

Germany
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Nitin Nohria

India
Kimura-Mari

Mari Kimura

Japan
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Sophia Grojsman

Belarus
Neri Oxman

Neri Oxman

Israel
Salma_Hayek

Salma Hayek

Mexico
Ruiz-Hector

Hector Ruiz

Mexico
Previn-Andre

Andre Previn

Germany
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Tan Dun

China
Renee Forde

Renee Forde

Barbados
Martina_Navratilova

Martina Navratilova

Czech Republic
Ramani_Ayer

Ramani Ayer

India
Ma-Yo-Yo

Yo-Yo Ma

France
Qayoumi-Mohammad

Mohammad H. Qayoumi

Afghanistan
Osi_Umenyiora

Osi Umenyiora

England
Kunin-Madeleine

Madeleine Kunin

Switzerland
Albert_Pujols

Albert Pujols

Dominican Republic

Marc Fest

Germany

Becoming an American Citizen was one of the best decisions I ever made. I don’t want to go into what put me in the category for “extraordinary abilities”, getting me my green card in 2005.

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Iman

Iman

Somalia
Juliana Cabrales

Juliana Cabrales

Colombia
Anka-Paul

Paul Anka

Canada
Bert_Blyleven

Bert Blyleven

Netherlands
Vali_Nasr

Vali Nasr

Iran
David Heines

David Heines

Jamaica
Colum_McCann

Colum McCann

Ireland
Foyle-Adonal

Adonal Foyle

Canouan
Craig_Ferguson

Craig Ferguson

Scotland
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Ralph Baer

Germany
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Juliet Jegasothy

Sri Lanka
Jorge_Ramos

Jorge Ramos

Mexico
Ameri-Goli

Goli Ameri

Iran
Muldoon-Paul

Paul Muldoon

Ireland
Volkow-Nora

Nora Volkow

Mexico
Ha_Jin

Ha Jin

China
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Joyce L. Kennard

Indonesia
Howard_G_Chua_Eoan

Howard Chua-Eoan

Philippines
Dinaw_Mengestu

Dinaw Mengestu

Ethiopia
Pei-I-M

I.M. Pei

China
Hakeem_Olajuwon

Hakeem Olajuwon

Nigeria
Henry_Kissinger (courtesy Jessee LePorin)

Henry Kissinger

Germany
Gunter_Blobel

Günter Blobel

Germany
Fugh-John

John L. Fugh

China
Frampton-Peter

Peter Frampton

England
Michel_Kouakou

Michel Kouakou

Cote d’Ivoire
Oscar_L_Tang

Oscar Tang

China
Hayslip-Le-Ly

Le Ly Hayslip

Vietnam
Wong-Joe

Joe Wong

China
Sidhwa_Bapsi_1

Bapsi Sidhwa

Pakistan
Madeleine_Albright

Madeleine Albright

Czech Republic
Porizkova-Paulina

Paulina Porizkova

Czech Republic
Bronfman-Yefim

Yefim Bronfman

Uzbekistan
Ho-David

David Ho

Taiwan
Ang_Lee

Ang Lee

Taiwan
Patel-Raj

Raj Patel

England
Truong-Monique-

Monique Truong

Vietnam
Osvaldo_Golijov

Osvaldo Golijov

Argentina
Diaz-Junot

Junot Diaz

Dominican Republic
Wayne_Gretzky

Wayne Gretzky

Canada
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Sara Ramirez

Mexico
Cumming-Alan

Alan Cumming

Scotland
Lopez_Lomong

Lopez Lomong

Sudan
Hirono-Mazie

Mazie Hirono

Japan
Melikset_Khachiyan

Melikset Khachiyan

Azerbaijan

Dr. Alexander Bolonkin

Russia

Alexander Bolonkin is an internationally recognized scientist in in the fields of aviation, cosmonautics, mathematics, and computer science.

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Jill_Ker_Conway

Jill Ker Conway

Australia
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Vivienne Tam

China
Bernard_Lown

Bernard Lown

Lithuania
Albert_Einstein

Albert Einstein

Germany
Loida_Nicolas_Lewis

Loida Nicolas-Lewis

Philippines
Bai_Ling

Bai Ling

China
Sheena_Easton

Sheena Easton

Scotland
Musk-Elon

Elon Musk

South Africa
TED_KOPPEL

Ted Koppel

England
Victor_Ukpolo

Victor Ukpolo

Nigeria

Natasha Davids

Jamaica

I moved to the United States from Jamaica the day after I turned 16 years old.

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Ismael_Beah

Ishmael Beah

Sierra Leone
Meryle_Secrest

Meryle Secrest

England
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Daniel Dae Kim

South Korea
Mai-Vincent

Vincent Mai

South Africa
Loh-Wallace

Wallace Loh

China
Ochoa-Eduardo

Eduardo Ochoa

Argentina
Lee-Chang-Rae

Chang-Rae Lee

South Korea
Elie_Tahari

Elie Tahari

Israel