From Undocumented Immigrant to Olympic Silver Medalist: Leo Manzano Wins 2nd in 1500m

Aug 8, 2012 Full story: Hispanically Speaking 44

Impressive. That is just one word to describe Leo Manzano 's Olympic performance in the men's 1500 meter final Tuesday.

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barry

Rainsville, AL

#42 Aug 11, 2012
magadala wrote:
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There is nothing in the article that says he is an American citizen. Even if he was, like others from mexico in particular, they only come to take, and still consider themselves mexicans, not Americans.
Can't wait for Asians to overtake mexicans, mexicans give illegal immigration a very bad reputation. I never see Asians asking us to send them to college, yet, they find a way through hard work and perseverence, not like mexicans who need programs just to graduate high school, and then most don't. If it's illegal aliens, let it be Asians, they assimilate, fit in, and don't ask for much! Primarily self sustaining...
#1 read the article;
" However, at the age of 14, he became a legal citizen."
#2 if he was not a citizen he could not have run for us.
#3 you said; "not like mexicans who need programs just to graduate high school, and then most don't."

He graduated from the university of Texas with degrees in Portuguese and Spanish with a minor in business.
it doesn't sound to me that he needed any programs to get through school. so take your hate of mexicans to another forum. this man has done everything he can to abide by our laws and be an American.
barry

Rainsville, AL

#43 Aug 11, 2012
magadala wrote:
P.S., I didn't know mexican was a race!!!
My, my! Racist, huh?!!! The mexican culture treats its native people like dirt, and always have! The white mexicans, those are the ones on Telemundo and Univision. I challenge you to find just one brown person who is not protrayed as a buffon on either TV station! Racist indeed!
you are right about telemundo. those are people of europian heritage and most likely consider themselves white. however our government is apparently going to disagree with you.

http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/2012/8/10/cen...
"Census Bureau Wants to Stop Asking Hispanics What Race they Are"
The proposed change would drop the ethnicity question, and simply ask about race, allowing people to check a box next to choices that include black, white, or Hispanic.
barry

Rainsville, AL

#44 Aug 11, 2012
spytheweb wrote:
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These are also Americans who love Mexico. Can't trust them.
"SAN DIEGO Two former Border Patrol agents were found guilty Friday of smuggling hundreds of people into the U.S. in Border Patrol vehicles.
Raul and Fidel Villarreal were convicted of charges that they brought illegal immigrants into the U.S. for money and received bribes by public officials, and counts of conspiracy to launder money. Prosecutors said Raul Villarreal started a ring that smuggled in Mexicans and Brazilians and made Fidel Villarreal, his older brother and a fellow agent, one of his first recruits."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/10/bord...
what has this got to do with Manzano?

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#45 Aug 11, 2012
barry wrote:
<quoted text>he could have chosen to run for mexico. but instead he chose to compete here and for us his country. thank you manzano.
you miss the point. some of you got all over him because somehow you thought he was illegal. then when you find out that he is in fact a citizen somehow that is not good enough for you. the fact that he takes pride in his heritage is something that you can't stand. just admit it, you hate mexicans.
blah blah and fib, fib, eh barry? Mexican is a race today and not a nationality, eh? Always looking for the out. No one in your family has defended AMerica, My land. Speaks volumes of free Loading. Then call us racists while you all Carpet bag. Stuff it moron.

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