February 15, 2012
ImmIgrants of the Day: NBA Star Jeremy Lin's Parents (Taiwan)
Courtesy of NBA.Com
ImmigrationProf has decided to contribute to the media sensation -- dubbed "Lin-Sanity" -- over new NBA star Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks. As we have heard, Lin was born in Los Angeles, grew up in Palo Alto, and went to Harvard. His parents, Gie-Ming and Shirley, immigrated from Taiwan to the United States in the mid-1970s. His paternal family comes from Beidou, Changhua in Taiwan (his great-grandfather immigrated to Taiwan from Zhangpu County, Fujian in mainland China, while his maternal grandmother is from Pinghu, Zhejiang in mainland China.
Watch Lin beat the Toronto Raptors on Valentine's Day 2012.
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