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Constitution Day and Citizenship Day: 'We are special'
MONROE - When Arif Ahmad finished medical school in his native Pakistan and moved to the U.S. in 1993 to do his residency at a New York hospital near the Bronx zoo, he was taken by how diverse his surroundings were. On any given day, he worked alongside other immigrants, from the Middle East to the Philippines, and Americans with diverse backgrounds. But together, they shared a common passion for the medical profession.