Henry Cejudo, son of illegal immigrants, wins wrestling gold for USA

All-American boy wins gold

The LA Times is reporting that the son of a some former undocumented immigrants has won gold for the USA. Henry Cejudo was born in the US and became a citizen by birth, eventhough his parents were not ‘in status’ as they say with the immigration folks.

Henry Cejudo, the son of undocumented Mexican immigrants, became the first American to win a gold medal in freestyle wrestling in 16 years when he beat Japan’s Tomohiro Matsunaga to win the 55-kilogram (121 pounds) freestyle final on Tuesday.

Gotta love the American dream, even if it did involve a bit of fence jumping at the border. Of course the way the USCIS works, even if he was a Mexican national they might have been able to rush through a naturalization in time for the Olympics (as they have done in the past for soccer players and athletes in other sports)

Sports Illustrated did a nice story on him as well.


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