Margaret Stock Named MacArthur Genius Grant Winner

Margaret Stock.
Margaret Stock.

An Anchorage immigration attorney is a MacArthur Genius grant winner. Margaret Stock was named today along with 23 other recipients across the country. The honor comes with a $625,000 award over the next five years.

Stock is a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves. And she’s a passionate advocate for simplifying the immigration system and makes the case that immigrants enhance national security. She says the Sept. 11 attacks might have been prevented if we had more people who spoke foreign languages in the military.

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