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The award will be given at AIC’s annual Washington gala on April 6.

The American Immigration Council will honor Pakistani American lawyer Khizr Khan and Indian American physicians Vimal and Krishan Goyle with its “Immigrant Achievement Awards.”

The awards will be presented at the organization’s 22nd annual gala at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, in Washington, DC, on April 6, AIC announced on its website.

The immigrant achievement award is aimed at celebrating the remarkable accomplishments of immigrants and their advocates from around the country.

Khan, a Gold Star dad, attracted headlines after his speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in which he criticized the anti-immigrant rhetoric of then-GOP candidate Donald Trump.

His son US Army Capt. Humayun Khan was killed in Iraq in 2004.

Trump’s criticism of Khan following the hard-hitting speech had drawn bipartisan rebuke.

AIC said Khan is being honored “for his works to defend and advance the contributions of America’s immigrant and Muslim communities.”

Physicians Vimal and Krishan Goyle are based in Wichita, Kansas.

Vimal Goyle is an obstetrician and gynecologist, who works with several philanthropic organizations, such as Dress for Success and the American Red Cross.

Krishan Goyle, a cardiologist, runs the Goyle Clinic in Wichita.

The couple immigrated to the United States from Punjab, India. Their son Raj Goyle is a former Kansas state legislator, who made an unsuccessful run for the US Congress from Kansas’s 4th congressional district as the Democratic Party nominee.

According to AIC, the Goyles are being honored “for their work as community health advocates who have dedicated their lives to serving low-income and immigrant communities.”

Among the event’s sponsors are the Murthy Law Firm, Murthy Nayak Foundation, Jackson Lewis and AILA Washington DC Chapter.

The AIC is a nonprofit, promoting laws, policies, and attitudes that honor the history of the United States as a nation of immigrants.

It also envisions a better experience for American immigrants through research and policy analysis, litigation and communications, and international exchange, according to its website.

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