Congrats to David Ortiz, the Boston Red Sox player who has just become a US citizen. The Dominican-born player joined 226 other immigrants from 57 countries who were sworn in as citizens. Ortiz has been to four All-Star games and is the Red Sox all time home run hitter.
Russian native Nastia Liukin is one of America's best hopes for winning a medal in gymnastics at the Beijing Olympics. Nastia has won world titles on the balance beam and uneven paralel bars and is a leading contender for an all-around medal. The Texas athlete is the daughter of two Olympic champions, by the way.
Canadian model Tricia Helfer made the successful leap into the acting world playing robot Number Six on the acclaimed television series Battlestar Galactica on the Sci-Fi Channel. Helfer has been named to assorted most beautiful list including being named #8 in FHM Magazine's 100 Sexiest Women in the world list for 2008.
Greg Siskind is a partner in Siskind Susser's Memphis, Tennessee, office. After graduating magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago. Mr. Siskind is a member of AILA, a board member of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and a member of the ABA, where he serves on the LPM Publishing Board as Marketing Vice Chairman. He is the author of several books, including the J Visa Guidebook and The Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the Internet. Mr. Siskind practices all areas of immigration law, specializing in immigration matters of the health care and technology industries. He can be reached by email at email@example.com.
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