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Aasif Mandvi

India
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Mazie Hirono

Japan
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Carolina Herrera

Venezuela
Jenny_Ming

Jenny Ming

China
JERRY_YANG

Jerry Yang

Taiwan
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André Aciman

Egypt/Italy
Verna Stone

Verna Stone

Trinidad and Tobego

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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Dave Matthews

South Africa
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Craig Ferguson

Scotland
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Jim Yong Kim

Korea

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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Mohammad H. Qayoumi

Afghanistan
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Helen Reddy

Australia
Dina Matute

Dina Matute

Honduras
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Peter Frampton

England
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Vivienne Tam

China
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Eric Kandel

Austria
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Tariq Farid

Pakistan
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Yo-Yo Ma

France
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Rich Little

Canada
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Morley Safer

Canada
Volkow-Nora

Nora Volkow

Mexico
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Dina Powell

Egypt
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Patrick Ewing

Jamaica
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Meb Keflezighi

Eritrea
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Denny Chin

Hong Kong
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John L. Fugh

China
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Huda Zoghbi

Lebanon
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David Tran

Vietnam
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Vivek Kundra

India
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Cesarina Pena Trabous

Dominican Republic
Evan Bacalao

Evan Bacalao

United Kingdom
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Renu Khator

India
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Chang-Rae Lee

South Korea
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Salma Hayek

Mexico
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Milos Forman

Czech Republic
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Kati Marton

Hungary
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George Soros

Hungary
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Paul Muldoon

Ireland
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Michel Kouakou

Cote d’Ivoire
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Cheryl Diaz Meyer

Philippines
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Frank Oz

England
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Martin Indyk

England
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Jill Ker Conway

Australia
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Nitin Nohria

India
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Sara Ramirez

Mexico
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Rupert Murdoch

Australia
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Bapsi Sidhwa

Pakistan
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Ralph Baer

Germany
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Mohamad Bazzi

Lebanon
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Mari Kimura

Japan
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Stacy Lieux

Jamaica
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Pierce Brosnan

Ireland
John_Kluge

John W. Kluge

Germany
Ric_Fulop

Ric Fulop

Venezuela

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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Oscar Tang

China
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Yoko Ono

Japan
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Christo

Bulgaria
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Elon Musk

South Africa
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Bernard Lown

Lithuania
Juliana Cabrales

Juliana Cabrales

Colombia
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Jack Szostak

England
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Willard Boyle

Canada
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Ann-Margret

Sweden
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Sergey Brin

Russia
Patel-Raj

Raj Patel

England
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Madeleine Albright

Czech Republic
Ameri-Goli

Goli Ameri

Iran
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Zygi Wilf

Germany
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Sophia Grojsman

Belarus
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Roald Sagdeev

Russia

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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David Ho

Taiwan
Sheena_Easton

Sheena Easton

Scotland

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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Theodore Bikel

Austria
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Gerhard Casper

Germany
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Angela Lansbury

England
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Rodny Carvajal

Ecuador
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Ha Jin

China
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Jacques Jiha

Haiti
Ham_Tran

Ham Tran

Vietnam
Charlize_Theron

Charlize Theron

South Africa

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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Jan Vilcek

Slovakia
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Walter Kohn

Austria
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Cristeta Comerford

Philippines
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Ramani Ayer

India
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Louis van Amstel

Netherlands
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Elaine Chao

Taiwan
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Melikset Khachiyan

Azerbaijan

Vincent Mai

South Africa
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Zalmay Khalilzad

Afghanistan
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Lubomir Kavalek

Czech Republic
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Tan Dun

China
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Roy L. Austin

St. Vincent and the Grenadines
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Junot Diaz

Dominican Republic
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Victor Ukpolo

Nigeria
David Heines

David Heines

Jamaica
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Henry Kissinger

Germany
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Paulina Porizkova

Czech Republic
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Le Ly Hayslip

Vietnam
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Rajat Gupta

India
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Stanley Gorenc

Slovenia
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David Ortiz

Dominican Republic
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Günter Blobel

Germany
TED_KOPPEL

Ted Koppel

England
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Ivan Lendl

Czech Republic
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Lillian Vernon

Germany
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Bert Blyleven

Netherlands
John_Cho

John Cho

South Korea
Frank_Gehry

Frank Gehry

Canada
Hosseini-Khaled

Khaled Hosseini

Afghanistan

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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Dimitri Simes

Russia
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Daniel Tsui

China
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Lara Logan

South Africa
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Einat Admony

Israel
Mila_Kunis

Mila Kunis

Ukraine
Saifulislam-Abuhena

Abuhena Saifulislam

Bangladesh
Codrescu-Andrei

Andrei Codrescu

Romania
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Isaac Asimov

Russia
Ruiz-Hector

Hector Ruiz

Mexico
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Eduardo Ochoa

Argentina
Nooyi-Indra

Indra Nooyi

India
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Mike Nichols

Germany
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Richard Wolffe

England
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Freeman Dyson

England
Hakeem_Olajuwon

Hakeem Olajuwon

Nigeria
Vali_Nasr

Vali Nasr

Iran
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Harold Evans

England
Mario_Molina

Mario Molina

Mexico
Ahmed_H_Zewail

Ahmed Zewail

Egypt
MAX_FRANKEL

Max Frankel

Germany

Natasha Davids

Jamaica

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

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Subra Suresh

India
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Wayne Gretzky

Canada
Josie_Natori

Josie Natori

Philippines
Dzau-Victor

Victor Dzau

China
Charles_Simic

Charles Simic

Yugoslavia
Klawe-Maria

Maria Klawe

Canada
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Aso O. Tavitian

Bulgaria

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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Tracey Ullman

England
Jalal-Ayesha

Ayesha Jalal

Pakistan
Heidi_Klum

Heidi Klum

Germany
Long-Zhou

Zhou Long

China
Aoun-Joseph

Joseph Aoun

Lebanon
Kavli-Fred

Fred Kavli

Norway
Foyle-Adonal

Adonal Foyle

Canouan
Bronfman-Yefim

Yefim Bronfman

Uzbekistan

Guillermo Linares

Dominican Republic
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Martin_Yan

Martin Yan

China
Lahiri-Jhumpa

Jhumpa Lahiri

England

Svet Di-Nahum

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

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Feniosky Peña-Mora

Dominican Republic
Charles_Simonyi

Charles Simonyi

Hungary
Elie_Tahari

Elie Tahari

Israel
Gene_Simmons

Gene Simmons

Israel
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Patrick Soon-Shiong

South Africa
Oliver_Smithies

Oliver Smithies

England
Martina_Navratilova

Martina Navratilova

Czech Republic
Lauri_Vaska

Lauri Vaska

Estonia
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Samantha Power

Ireland
Wiesel-Elie

Elie Wiesel

Romania

Steve Pitney

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

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Howard Chua-Eoan

Philippines
Djerassi-Carl

Carl Djerassi

Austria
Colum_McCann

Colum McCann

Ireland
Kunin-Madeleine

Madeleine Kunin

Switzerland
Cumming-Alan

Alan Cumming

Scotland
Pei-I-M

I.M. Pei

China
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Reza Aslan

Iran
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Tony Dovolani

Kosovo
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Viet Dinh

Vietnam
Albert_Pujols

Albert Pujols

Dominican Republic
Chang-Diaz-Franklin

Franklin Chang-Diaz

Costa Rica
Amangia James

Amangia James

United Kingdom
Jamie_Escalante

Jaime Escalante

Bolivia
Lee-Chong-Moon

Chong-Moon Lee

South Korea
Gata_Kamsky

Gata Kamsky

Russia
Sukhee_Kang

Sukhee Kang

Korea
Meryle_Secrest

Meryle Secrest

England
Andrew_Grove

Andrew S. Grove

Hungary
Osi_Umenyiora

Osi Umenyiora

England
Anka-Paul

Paul Anka

Canada
Jamaica_Kincaid

Jamaica Kincaid

Antigua and Barbuda
McRobbie-Michael

Michael McRobbie

Australia
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Arsen Avakian

Armenia
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Masi Oka

Japan
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Ivar Giaever

Norway
Teresa_Heinz

Teresa Heinz

Mozambique
Lopez_Lomong

Lopez Lomong

Sudan
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Steve Chen

Taiwan
Liliana Estrella

Liliana Estrella

Dominican Republic
Eva C. Barrios

Eva C. Barrios

Colombia
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Sidney Taurel

Morocco
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Loida Nicolas-Lewis

Philippines
Peter_Lax

Peter Lax

Hungary
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Andrés Cantor

Argentina
Freddy_Adu

Freddy Adu

Ghana
Francisca Rexach

Francisca Rexach

Honduras
Mee_Moua

Mee Moua

Laos
Reif_Rafael_3

L. Rafael Reif

Venezuela
Mike_Myers

Mike Myers

Canada
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Robert Tjian

China
Raul Jones

Raul Jones

Chile
Iman

Iman

Somalia
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JuJu Chang

South Korea
Renee Forde

Renee Forde

Barbados
Albert_Einstein

Albert Einstein

Germany
Alice_Y_Ting

Alice Y. Ting

Taiwan
Bai_Ling

Bai Ling

China
Previn-Andre

Andre Previn

Germany
Neri Oxman

Neri Oxman

Israel
Liu-John

John Liu

Taiwan
Edgar Iofonte

Edgar Iofonte

Ecuador
Smirnoff-Yakov

Yakov Smirnoff

Ukraine
Lantos-Tom

Tom Lantos

Hungary
Truong-Monique-

Monique Truong

Vietnam
Oscar_de_la_Renta

Oscar de la Renta

Dominican Republic
Kang-Yibin

Yibin Kang

China
Pedro_Martinez

Pedro Martinez

Dominican Republic
Vinod_Khosla

Vinod Khosla

India
Mai-Vincent

Vincent Mai

South Africa
Dinaw_Mengestu

Dinaw Mengestu

Ethiopia
An_Wang

An Wang

China
Ang_Lee

Ang Lee

Taiwan
Ismael_Beah

Ishmael Beah

Sierra Leone
Safi_Qureshey

Safi Qureshey

Pakistan
Osvaldo_Golijov

Osvaldo Golijov

Argentina
Fu-Ping

Ping Fu

China
Medina-Eliseo

Eliseo Medina

Mexico
Maurice_Ashley

Maurice Ashley

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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Wolfensohn-James

James Wolfensohn

Australia
Loh-Wallace

Wallace Loh

China
Geri Mannion

Geri Mannion

Ireland
Kojo_Nnamdi

Kojo Nnamdi

Guyana
Andrea_Jung

Andrea Jung

Canada
Elias_Zerhouni

Elias Zerhouni

Algeria
Wong-Joe

Joe Wong

China
Safra_Catz

Safra Catz

Israel
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Juliet Jegasothy

Sri Lanka
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Anna Wintour

England
Arad-Michael

Michael Arad

Israel
Skarleth Peraita

Skarleth Peraita

Nicaragua
Elaine Y. Ovalles

Elaine Y. Ovalles

Dominican Republic
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Cesar Pelli

Argentina
Jorge_Ramos

Jorge Ramos

Mexico
Catherine Modeste

Catherine Modeste

Saint Lucia
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Joyce L. Kennard

Indonesia
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Daniel Dae Kim

South Korea