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Andrew CarnegieWashington: Four Indian-Americans are among 38 individuals being honoured for having “helped advance and enlighten our society, culture, and economy” as “Great Immigrants: The Pride of America” by Carnegie Corporation of New York.

As a July 4th American independence day “Salute to Great Immigrants Who Help Make America Strong” and their accomplishments, the corporation for the tenth year is taking out a full-page public service ad in The New York Times.

In addition, the Corporation recognizes new citizens with a companion website at greatimmigrants.org, which includes the stories of many other naturalized citizens, video and audio recordings, and interactive quizzes.

The four Indian-Americans being honoured are: Preet Bharara, the US Attorney of Southern District of New York; Rakesh Khurana, Danoff Dean of Harvard College and Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership and Development; Madhulika Sikka, Vice President and Executive Editor, Mic (India) and Abraham Verghese, Physician, Professor, and Author (India).

“Our founder, Andrew Carnegie, came to this country as the son of impoverished immigrants and grew up to become one of the greatest contributors to American industry and philanthropy,” said Vartan Gregorian, President of the Corporation.

“His devotion to US democracy stemmed from his conviction that the new infusion of talent that immigrants bring to our country keeps American society vibrant.”

The 38 Great Immigrants honoured this year come from more than 30 countries around the world, and represent leadership in a wide range of professions, the corporation said.

Celebrating “naturalized US citizens whose contributions are vital to the fabric of our nation and the strength of our democracy,” it noted that nearly nine million legal permanent residents are currently eligible to naturalise and become US citizens.

Carnegie Corporation of New York was established by Andrew Carnegie in 1911 “to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding.” (IANS)

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Dangerous Leaders Who Love Illegal Immigrants and Disdain The Native

Are they not the shameless leaders who shed their tears for Rohingyas while brutally killing Gorkhas citizens in Darjeeling whose brave sons stand on their toes patrolling the hostile Indo-Park-borders?

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Mayawati along with Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.

By Salil Gewali

Every sovereign country should always safeguard its borders with utmost care. It is in fact in view of the potential security fallout. For this, all countries in the world have their own constitutions which their citizens should adhere to. The leaders of a country must be extra alert, and totally unbending. Needless to say, there are various punitive measures adopted by an individual country to deal with the illegal border crossers — ranging from a short detention to the monetary fine; from a harsh jail sentence to even inhuman physical tortures.

But in our country, it is shockingly opposite. Here illegal immigrants are welcomed with crazy incentives and the assurance of protection. Yes, certain political parties walk those illegal immigrants through to settle down well. They instantly provide Epic card, ration card and other freebies. What more, they are even given the liberty to flex their muscles! Have you not heard many illegal immigrants banging around and knocking down our fellow citizens? No arguing, a lot many terror activities that have punctured the very fabric of the society in many states in India, have perpetrated by the illegal immigrants and their sympathizers.

Rahul gandhi and Mamata Banerjee
Rahul Gandhi and Mamata Banerjee.

Please open the ears and eyes of your inner sensibility. It is time that citizens should stand up to point out the real culprits. Those who have involved in these treasonable activities for decades after decades should be brought to account. Why the custodians of the constitution are silent when the political leaders brazenly involve themselves in anti-nation activities?

Watch out how the West Bengal Chief Minister has screamed against NRC in Assam. Does her outcry not well resonate with what “gatbandhan” gang wants? Rahul, Kejriwal, Mayawati, Lalu, Pinarayi Vijayan, Sitaram Yechury…. are up to anything. They shake hands with any forces to get hold of the chair of power. The security of the nation has never become their concern. A chance of losing the vote-bank is normally what drives them insane. They usually cast their gaze beyond the boundaries. The illegal immigrants are whom they invite and embrace. Are they not the shameless leaders who shed their tears for Rohingyas while brutally killing Gorkhas citizens in Darjeeling whose brave sons stand on their toes patrolling the hostile Indo-Park-borders?

Alas, will you still allow such monstrous brigands to join hand together to snatch the power to rule the country? They will doubtlessly dig your graves — look at Kashmir, Kerala, Assam and now West Bengal? Please note, they have long sold their soul for power and pelf — so they have nothing lose but we have everything to lose.

Salil Gewali is a well-known writer and author of ‘Great minds on India’. Twitter: @SGewali.