Amal Amjahid And Her Coach Settle Immigration Issues And Will Now Be Able To Travel To The USA

Photo Source: Amal Amjahid/ Facebook

2018 UAEJJF World Pro champion Amal Amjahid and her stepfather/coach, Khalid Houry, will now be able to travel to the United States after previously experiencing immigration problems while attempting to travel to California for IBJJF Worlds.

Amjahid announced the news on her social media on Thursday, saying that the U.S. embassy in her native Brussels helped the duo settle their immigration issues — the two have since been granted a ten-year visa that will allow them to visit the United States to compete.

Last week, Houry was denied entry to the United States, preventing him from cornering Amjahid during her matches at Worlds. Amjahid withdrew from the competition as a result, saying that she wouldn’t enter the U.S. without Houry by her side.

Here is Amjahid’s full statement on the positive update to the situation:

Bonne nouvelle, US Embassy Brussels nous a reçus hier mon père et moi-même pour nous annoncer la bonne nouvelle que nous…

Posted by Amal Amjahid on Thursday, June 7, 2018

“Good news, US Embassy Brussels received yesterday my father and myself to announce the good news that we can continue to travel to the United States to compete for the future championships. The adventure continues since we are going to receive a 10-year visa, allowing us to focus on our competition goals. Thank you to the entire team of us embassy Brussels and to all the people who supported us.”


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