Fabienne Doucet and Karl Racine were two of the 34 the Carnegie Corporation selected for this year’s Great Immigrants. Photos courtesy of Carnegie Corporation

Two Haitian-Americans, Fabienne Doucet and Karl Racine, were selected by the Carnegie Corporation as “Great Immigrants” among the 2022 group of naturalized American citizens it recognizes annually. 

This year, the listing honors 34 individuals from 32 countries and a wide range of backgrounds, including local leaders and community-based advocates. 

“They have enriched and strengthened our nation and our democracy through their contributions and actions,” officials said in the July 4 announcement.


Two Haitian-Americans, Fabienne Doucet and Karl Racine, were selected by the Carnegie Corporation for its annual Great Immigrants recognition.

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J.O. Haselhoef is the author of “Give & Take: Doing Our Damnedest NOT to be Another Charity in Haiti.” She co-founded "Yonn Ede Lot" (One Helping Another), a nonprofit that partnered with volunteer groups in La Montagne ("Lamontay"), Haiti from 2007-2013. She writes and lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.