ILW.COM - the immigration portal Immigration Daily

Home Page


Immigration Daily

Archives

Processing times

Immigration forms

Discussion board

Resources

Blogs

Twitter feed

Immigrant Nation

Attorney2Attorney

CLE Workshops

Immigration books

Advertise on ILW

VIP Network

EB-5

移民日报

About ILW.COM

Connect to us

Make us Homepage

Questions/Comments


SUBSCRIBE

Immigration Daily


Chinese Immig. Daily




The leading
immigration law
publisher - over
50000 pages of
free information!
Copyright
1995-
ILW.COM,
American
Immigration LLC.

View RSS Feed

Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

Immigrant of the Day: Leo Manzano - Olympic Athlete

Rate this Entry

Leo
Those of you who are Olympic junkies like me probably enjoyed watching 1500 meter runner Leo Manzano's great race last night in which he emerged from the back of the field to get nearly to the front and claim a silver medal. The Mexican-born runner competed in his second Olympics and is one of three immigrants on the US men's 1500 meter squad.


Manzano came to the US at the age of 4. His family history involves illegal immigration to the US. His father was working without authorization in the US and in 1987 was able to gain permanent residency (presumably via the "amnesty" that was part of President Reagan's immigration reforms). After gaining a green card, Leo's father sent for the family.


Another example of the benefits the country gets when it gives people a chance to get legal.

Attached Thumbnails Attached Images

Submit "Immigrant of the Day: Leo Manzano - Olympic Athlete" to Facebook Submit "Immigrant of the Day: Leo Manzano - Olympic Athlete" to Twitter Submit "Immigrant of the Day: Leo Manzano - Olympic Athlete" to Google Submit "Immigrant of the Day: Leo Manzano - Olympic Athlete" to StumbleUpon Submit "Immigrant of the Day: Leo Manzano - Olympic Athlete" to Reddit Submit "Immigrant of the Day: Leo Manzano - Olympic Athlete" to Digg Submit "Immigrant of the Day: Leo Manzano - Olympic Athlete" to del.icio.us

Tags: None Add / Edit Tags

Comments

  1. George Chell 's Avatar
    Whatever we might complain about the Americans we are light years ahead of the Singaporeans who are pretty selfish and believe in a one way street...they have made it clear that they are not proud of anyone born abroad and winning a medal for Singapore. There are many folks who became US citizens who thought they might have been better off in Singapore. Think again. Singaporeans are pretty disgraceful in their behavior...the fact is the locals in Singapore cannot compete in anything. Having lived there, I dont think they can even hold a racket with two hands, let alone compete in ping pong....

    http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/aa91c406-e062-11e1-9335-00144feab49a.html#axzz23383TuOG
  2. Jack's Avatar
    He's making the news, but for something I do not recall ever seeing:

    http://blog.sfgate.com/olympics/2012/08/10/american-athlete-under-fire-for-carrying-mexican-flag/



    Manzano posted messages on Twitter throughout the competition -- in Spanish and English. After his victory, he tweeted, "Silver medal, still felt like I won! Representing two countries USA and Mexico!"

    That's funny. I only saw one set of letters on his jersey: USA.

    Later, he said to the media that he was honored to represent the United States and Mexico.

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/10/opinion/navarrette-olympics-flags/index.html
Put Free Immigration Law Headlines On Your Website

Immigration Daily: the news source for legal professionals. Free! Join 35000+ readers Enter your email address here: