ALGERIA-USA RELATIONS


Algerians in the United States of America

Since the signing of the Peace Treaty in 1795 between Algeria and the United States of America, both countries have witnessed human exchanges. The first Algerian immigrate to the United States of America was in 1892. But most of Algerians living in the United States came essentially during the 1970s and the early 1980s. Many of them joined the United States land in the 1990s as beneficiaries of the Green Card Lottery. Even though the number of Algerian Nationals currently in the United States of America is less than 50.000, Algerians are well integrated into American society. They are concentrated in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Washington D.C., the Carolinas, the Virginias, Indianapolis, Orlando, Miami, Huston, Ohio, Boston, and Denver but to name a few. They comply honorably with the American laws and contribute significantly to the United States of America prosperity and development.
It is significant to note that the value of Algerian scientists has over the years been asserted in the United States of America, where many of them have successfully held important positions in different American universities and institutions, just like Dr. Elias Zerhouni who was appointed by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the Senate as the 15th Director of the National Institutes of Health where he served from 2002 to 2008, and Dr. Yasmine Belkaid who was elected in 2017 as a permanent member to the American National Academy of Sciences.