Immigration Impact

Your COVID-19 Vaccine Was Likely Made by an Immigrant” (December 14, 2020)

“The development of a COVID-19 vaccine is a global endeavor. The scientists and entrepreneurs creating the vaccine are of many nationalities and immigration statuses—as are the millions of people impacted by the pandemic who are anxiously awaiting a vaccine. The three pharmaceutical companies with vaccines near-ready for distribution—BioNTech, Pfizer, and Moderna—were all founded by immigrants….”

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I have worked in various capacities over the past 15 years at the American Immigration Council--a nonprofit in Washington, DC, that is devoted to the advancement of U.S. immigration policies that are both practical and humane. I have a Ph.D. in anthropology from the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center.

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