This news might be a little awkward for Donald Trump: all six winners of the Nobel Prize in the science field are immigrants:
The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to F. Duncan M. Haldane, J. Michael Kosterlitz and David J. Thouless for “theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter.” All three were born in the U.K. and went on to work at universities in the U.S. (Dr. Thouless retired in 2003.)
Only one American made the list for the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry (along with two Europeans): Sir J. Fraser Stoddart, also originally from the U.K, “for the design and synthesis of molecular machines.”
And in the field of economic sciences, once again immigrants reign. Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström, originally from the U.K and Finland, respectively, both won the Nobel Prize “for their contributions to contract theory.” Holmström holds a position at MIT; Hart is a professor at Harvard.
As the Huffington Post points out, while Trump has specifically targeted Latino immigrants as criminals and “Miss Housekeepings,” his words have also had a dangerous impact on immigrant populations from all nations, including children.
The truth of the matter is that immigrants contribute vastly to this country — want to talk federal income taxes, Donald? — and they are proudly leading the American scientific community into the 21st century.
Donald Trump wants to make America great again? Immigrants have already been doing that for years.