Luis Grijalva’s status as a DACA recipient nearly prevented him from being able to go to Tokyo for the Olympics. Proud my office was able to help speed up the review of his case, so he could make it to the games in time to compete.https://t.co/mO3peCy5op
— Captain Mark Kelly (@CaptMarkKelly) August 6, 2021
Luis Grijalva qualified to represent his home country of Guatemala at the Olympics. But as a DACA recipient in the U.S., he couldn't leave and come back without special permission.
On Monday, he finally got it.https://t.co/b20JdU83ni
— NPR (@NPR) July 29, 2021
Grijalva, an illegal immigrant to the United States, is competing for his home country of Guatemala but wants to live in the United States under a program that was sold as being for kids brought to the US at such an early age that this is the only country they know and consider home.
So if that’s the case, why is he running for Guatemala and not Team USA?
Fuck him, if he wants to try and win a medal for Guatemala, he can stay there when he’s done.
And fuck Gabby Giffords’ husband too, that cosmic ray irradiated mutant, for giving away a fast track for citizenship to someone competing against America.