Country of origin: Ecuador
He is a table tennis player representing his school from Ecuador at the US Open in Miami in 1986. After the tournament, with his brother Jaime and his teammate Douglas, he gets on a New York City–bound Greyhound bus. He is captivated by the grandeur of the city and, after his return to Ecuador, dreams of going back someday. Three months later, he returns to the United States. This time, he overstays his visa and becomes an illegal alien.
To read an article about Fernando Briceño at CBS Atlanta, click here. There is also a two part video interview at the top of the article; here are links to part one and part two.
The quote above is from his website: where you can find out about his book.