Jun 28, 2023
By Jeremy Logan
Oscar winner Ke Huy Quan, World Bank President Ajay Banga, singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette and The Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal are among those on this year’s Great Immigrants list from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Other honorees include two Nobel Prize laureates, an Olympian, a member of Congress, an advocate for diversity in technology and artificial intelligence, a university president, a public theologian and immigration advocate, a leading American historian, and celebrities such Elle magazine editor in chief, TV personality Nina Garcia and bestselling novelist Min Jin Lee.
The foundation has assembled an annual list of notable naturalized American citizens since 2006, to celebrate the contributions immigrants have made to the country and how they strengthen democracy.
The 35 naturalized citizens on this year’s list published Wednesday come from 33 countries on six continents and are leaders in everything from business and philanthropy to education and the arts.