MAKE AMERICAN DISTANCE RUNNING GREAT AGAIN wrote:
I think the majority of Americans would agree that having Ches on an American olympic 5k/10k team would be great for the country. He's lived in the country for 10 years (?) now and has gone through the American high school system as well as the NCAA. Earned a degree from Oregon and has done all the right things. Why is this taking so long? Citizenship through Naturalization requires 5 years as a permanent resident. What exactly does that mean? I, for one, would much rather see Ed medal for the US than Kenya and I think he would agree. Let's send a letter to Mr. Trump and get this man his much deserved citizenship. Discus
I'm a regular poster but afraid to use my regular name.
I'm not going to totally disagree with the OP but want to ask a few questions.
1) So should everyone who comes to college in the US be allowed to becomes US citizens? Or just the elite ones we poach from other countries? Does it really help these other countries if we take their best - whether it be runners, doctors, etc?
2) Why has his citizenship process been held up? Is there some sort of red flag? I have no idea. I'm not sure what the red flag could be other than perhaps lying about his age when he came here for HS. But if he did ly about his age, I can see why he did it but should that nullify his desire to be a citizen?
Does anyone know why his case is taking so much longer than others?
3) Can Drew Hunter, Eric Jenkins, Ben True, Tyler Day, Grant Fisher start a rival petition? You say it's great for the country. But I think of it as kind of a rude reminder. No one has job security. Yes due to global trade, the world is flat now as Thomas Friedman once famously wrote. So you are doing great and then boom, we've found someone from overseas who is slightly better so you are screwed.