Immigrant Youth Achievement Award – Nominations Close Feb 28!

Social scientists have long recognized that there’s something special about immigrants. As historians know, immigrant energy, creativity, and brainpower have driven the growth of this country from its very beginning, and economists often remark about the disproportionate number of patents and doctorates earned by foreign-born innovators – the same people who start successful high-tech ventures at rates far above their American-born counterparts. It’s not just about economics: immigrants contribute to the richness of our language, fine arts, and politics!

Immigrant youth, who grow up with a foot in the land of their heritage and their country of residence, play a special role in this vibrant cultural exchange. Every year, the American Immigration Council (AIC) recognizes the rising stars of this new generation, through its Immigrant Youth Achievement Award. The award honors young immigrants, ages 14-25, whose personal and professional accomplishments exemplify the positive contributions young immigrants make to our nation each and every day. Past honorees, from around the world, have been recognized for significant achievements in literature, journalism, music, and politics.

Do you know an extraordinary young immigrant who deserves recognition? Someone who has already made outstanding contributions to their adopted country, the United States? Please submit your nomination online, using the form on AIC’s WebSite. Nominations must be submitted by midnight on February 28, 2014.

The Murthy Law Firm is proud to sponsor the American Immigration Council, because we share their commitment to an open, diverse, and welcoming America – a country that treasures its immigrant heritage and recognizes the value that immigrants and their children bring to our nation. We also appreciate AIC’s tireless advocacy for a more sound, fair, and economically sustainable immigration policy.

With your help, we can combat negative stereotypes by celebrating the achievements of ambitious young immigrants who are making a positive impact in our communities, all across the country.  Don’t wait – send your nomination TODAY!

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