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Immigration Nerds Talk to Lieutenant Colonel Mona Johnson about Immigration and Achievement in America

September 2, 2020

In this week’s Immigration Nerds podcast, we talk to Lieutenant Colonel Mona Johnson, the first immigrant, Arab-Muslim woman to serve in the US Armed Forces and achieve the rank of lieutenant colonel. In this conversation, Johnson recounts the story of her new memoir, Not Created Equal: An Immigrant Muslim Woman’s Pursuit of Equality in her Family, the Army and America, and her experience escaping a politically divided Egypt, living in exile in Saudi Arabia, immigrating to the US, assimilating into American culture, and the unending discrimination she and her family faced.