Takes time wrote:
It’s not how long he’s been in the country, it’s how long he has been a resident alien (green card holder). Once he has been a resident alien for five years, he can apply for citizenship. This can take up to a year. This is the system. Ain’t nothing he can really do to speed it up.
Based on how good he was in college, and how little interest shoe companies and training groups gave him, I’m guessing he won’t be a citizen for a long time.
As U of Oregon’s best ever long distance runner, you’d expect him to be an NOP runner. Something is up with his paperwork, I’m guessing.
Is he even a resident alien?
According to the article his green card application was denied. There are green card quotas which are largely eaten up by family preference categories reserved for families and relatives of us citizens. This is part of what President Trump has been failing about, about how immigration needs to be more merit based. As it is, anchor babies rule the roost when it comes to immigration