Tuesday, July 27, 2021
I am delighted to inform that Luis Grijalva is going to the Olympic Games! He received the Advance reentry document. Thank you all for your support from your elected officials @NBCOlympics #ToykoOlympics #Tokyo2020 @letsrundotcom @HOKAONEONE pic.twitter.com/lAxCuCXZ9f— RayPFlynn (@RayPFlynn) July 26, 2021
ImmigrationProf has some immigration news. Sports Illustrated reports that Luis Grijalva, who finished second in the men's 5,000-meter final at the NCAA track and field championships and did well enough to realize a dream of his and qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. He hoped to competing for home country of Guatemala. And he will after ironing out some immigration issues.
Grijalva, a student at Northern Arizona University, came to the U.S. from Guatemala when he was just 1 year old, and has lived here ever since. He's a DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipient. As a DACA recipient, Grijalva needed a special permit to leave the country and return. He got it on Monday.
After receiving his advanced reentry document, he's going to be allowed to leave the country in pursuit of his dreams, his agent announced.