New York Times Advertisement Celebrates Immigrants

Immigrants, The Pride of America
Immigrants: The Pride of America

In recognition of immigrants who, says Vartan Gregorian, President of Carnegie Corporation of New York, “infuse our society with energy, talent and renewed belief in all of cherished our institutions,” the foundation has run a full page advertisement in today’s New York Times celebrating women and men who have become “Americans by choice.”

The advertisement declares:

The United States of America remains a land of immigrants. Andrew Carnegie, who founded Carnegie Corporation of New York in 1911, was an immigrant from Scotland. We at Carnegie Corporation salute his legacy, along with the contributions of the millions of other immigrants who have made, and continue to make, our nation strong and vibrant. We are committed to helping immigrants become integrated into the civic fabric of our nation because enlightened citizenship is the everlasting strength of our democracy. Our national motto, E pluribus unum— “out of many, one” — continues to be an ideal we can all aspire to and a true guiding light for our nation.

Carnegie Corporation of New York has run these advertisements on Independence Day in The New York Times since 2006.