UAE National Day: Meet Dubai-born US senator who pushed for New York’s Emirati Day celebration

Anjana Sankar

December 02, 2021

Originally published in Khaleej Times on December 02, 2021.

The UAE's multi-ethnic society and its open-door approach to its migrant community have shaped his early life and inspires him to bring communities together in the US, Dubai-born New York state senator Kevin Thomas told Khaleej Times.

He said the UAE and the United States are examples of how immigrants can help build great nations.

"We are sharing a planet together regardless of our nationalities or ethnicities. The way the UAE has done it… and the United States too… we opened our arms to immigrants because we know they make the country better… they do so much to bring the economy up. We have entrepreneurs that create jobs and individuals that study hard and contribute back to the country. By opening up and accepting immigrants, our lands will prosper," said Thomas.

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