Louisiana soccer team sues the US after coach is denied entry

News

FILE – In this Jan. 16, 2018 file photo, a Visa Services gazebo stands outside the U.S. Embassy in London as visa applicants wait to go inside. A youth soccer club hoping to welcome its new coach from the United Kingdom to Louisiana says it has been caught up in a bureaucratic quagmire for more than a year. The recently filed federal lawsuit that involves a presidential order aimed at curbing travel to stop the spread of COVID-19 names the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. embassy in London as defendants. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

HOUMA, La. — A youth soccer club hoping to welcome its new coach from the United Kingdom to Louisiana says it has been caught up in a months-long bureaucratic quagmire.

It recently filed a federal lawsuit that involves a presidential order aimed at curbing travel to stop the spread of COVID-19.

It names the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. embassy in London as defendants.

But a lawyer for the Houma Terrebonne Soccer Association says the coach’s visa application should have been approved months ago and is a separate issue from the president’s travel rules.

The State Department said it doesn’t comment on pending litigation.

LATEST POSTS

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest BRProud Articles

More Local News

Stay up to date with the latest news by downloading the BRProud App from the App Store or Google Play.

Trending Stories