Waving the Olympic Banner for Amnesty
"On Aug. 1, gymnast Danell Leyva helped carry the U.S. team to a bronze medal in the All Around. The son of gymnast parents who competed for the Cuban national team, Leyva entered the country as an undocumented toddler. His stepfather and coach Yin Alvarez, originally from Mexico, swam across the dangerous Rio Grande, risking his life and future like nearly 11 million other undocumented immigrants who now call the U.S. home," says a writer at the Huffington Post.
"Though Leyva entered the country without papers, he and his family were able to legalize their status. Under the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966, Cubans who make it to the U.S. are automatically placed on the path to citizenship, regardless of how they have entered the country. Leyva's story demonstrates the importance of investing in immigrants, and overhauling our antiquated immigration laws that keep most immigrants from reaching their full potential and contributing to our nation."
[FAIR comment: The entire essay is an example of the hasty generalization fallacy - since the son of successful gymnasts got amnesty and succeded, millions of other people would do the same if given the chance.]