D.C. United's first round draft pick, Miguel Aguilar, missed the last MLS game because of what was officially called "personal reasons" but which were widely acknowledged to be an issue with his work permit. Aguilar was born in Mexico and has lived in the United States since he was 11 under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which allows minors that were brought by their undocumented parents to stay.
Miguel Aguilar is available to re-join his teammates. We thank Representatives Doris Matsui & Don Beyer for cutting through the red tape— D.C. United (@dcunited) March 27, 2015
However, in a rare moment of efficiency for Congress, two members of the House of Representatives were able to do whatever was necessary to get Aguilar's situation cleared up. Doris Matsui, the representative for Aguilar's hometown of Sacramento, and Don Beyer, the representative for Arlington and Alexandria, were specifically named by the team for their roles.
Aguilar's return will be a boost for a team in need of attacking talent off the bench, as the team gets ready to face the LA Galaxy.
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