Friday, July 27, 2012

New Americans Represent US at London Games

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

The 2012 Olympics started today in London.  Immigration Impact reminds us that Team USA is made up of many "new Americans."  38 of those competing on Team USA are naturalized U.S. citizens. Among them:

Lopez Lomong (Men’s 5000M), born in southern Sudan

Khatuna Lorig (Archery), former Soviet Union

Meb Keflezighi (Marathon), Eritrea

Janet Cherobon-Bawcom (Women’s 10,000M), Kenya

Nick Delpopolo (Judo), Montenegro


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