Immigrants Lead the Way for America in the Awarding of Nobel Prizes

October 22, 2019

By Immigration Group

This article was prepared with the assistance of ABIL, the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, of which Laura Danielson is an active member.

Four immigrants to the United States have been named Nobel laureates for 2019. They include French-born Esther Duflo and Indian-born Abhijit Banerjee in the field of economics. British immigrant M. Stanley Whittingham won for chemistry and Canadian-born James Peebles won for physics.

According to Stuart Andersen at the National Foundation for American Policy, nearly 40 percent of Nobel Prizes awarded to Americans in Chemistry, Physics and Medicine since 2000 have been awarded to immigrants.