Friday, June 8, 2012

Immigrants Honored With Presidential Medal of Freedom


Jan karski


The contributions of immigrants to our country are numerous and have impacted every generation of Americans. Last week, President Barack Obama highlighted the contributions of two immigrants— Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, a previous ImmigrationProf Immigrant of the Day, and Jan Karski— by awarding them the highest civilian honor possible: the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Both Secretary Albright and the late Professor Karski are examples of America’s enduring commitment to welcoming immigrants to our land.

President Obama also awarded Dolores Huerta—a civil rights, immigrant, workers and women’s advocate— with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her work with the United Farm Workers of America.


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