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by BRETT ZIEGLER for U S News & World Report

They volunteer for the military. They create jobs. They help their communities. They are U.S. immigrants.

RO KHANNA LEARNED A LOT from immigrants – who just happened to be his parents. Khanna, born in Philadelphia during America’s bicentennial, is the son of Indian immigrants who came to this country to build a better life for their children. Early on, Khanna says, his parents made clear what his obligations were as a first-generation American-born citizen.

They said, “You were born in America – don’t mess it up. You won the lottery,” Khanna recalls. His parents took Khanna and his brother to Washington to see the monuments and insisted they both learn about the Constitution. Now, Khanna is a Democratic congressman from California after teaching economics at Stanford University and law at Santa Clara University, and his brother, Vikas Khanna, is an assistant U.S. attorney in New Jersey. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

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