Canadian Skating Champ Challenges 'Nonsensical' Visa Denial

Law360 (October 22, 2018, 6:18 PM EDT) -- A Canadian figure skater denied a visa that would allow her to compete on the U.S. Olympic team has filed suit against U.S. immigration authorities, saying their failure to class her multiple ice dancing prizes as international recognition is "nonsensical."

In a D.C. district court complaint Friday, Christina Carreira claimed U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services denied her visa application because her ice dancing awards were limited to members of the International Skating Union and "participants in those competitions" and therefore were not nationally or internationally recognized prizes. She argued the decision should be set aside, saying it was "irrational" and would...

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