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.
Greg Siskind is a partner in Siskind Susser's Memphis, Tennessee, office. After graduating magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago. Mr. Siskind is a member of AILA, a board member of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and a member of the ABA, where he serves on the LPM Publishing Board as Marketing Vice Chairman. He is the author of several books, including the J Visa Guidebook and The Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the Internet. Mr. Siskind practices all areas of immigration law, specializing in immigration matters of the health care and technology industries. He can be reached by email at email@example.com.