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Notice re USCIS Moratorium on Denials of CARRP Naturalization and Adjustment Applications (Wagafe v. Biden)
Posted on 9 Jan 2023 by Daniel M. Kowalski

From ACLU Southern California: " USCIS has agreed to maintain a moratorium on the denials of I-485 and N-400 applications that are subject to CARRP —USCIS’s secretive policy for handling cases alleged to have “national security... Read More

Notice Re Hold on Denials for CARRP Naturalization and Adjustment of Status Applications (Wagafe v. Biden)
Posted on 23 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In Wagafe v. Biden , 17-cv-00094 LK (W.D. Wash.), Plaintiffs challenge the legality of USCIS’s secret program called the Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program ( CARRP), on behalf of national classes of naturalization and adjustment... Read More

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Tulsa Doctor Sues Feds Over Green Card Delay
Posted on 6 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"This lawsuit challenges the Defendants' unlawful delay of Plaintiff's application for adjustment of status under a secretive policy that has blacklisted Plaintiff as a "national security concern," when in fact he is not, and illegally... Read More

USCIS Sued Over 'Unlawful Delay' Of Citizenship Applications Of Muslims - Arapi v. USCIS
Posted on 19 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Talal Ansari, BuzzFeed News, May 18, 2016 - "The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) unlawfully delays the citizenship applications of Muslim immigrants due to a secretive immigration program, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday... Read More

Hidden DHS Program Delays Citizenship for Muslims: Report
Posted on 22 Aug 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Millions of aspiring Americans apply to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) each year. But under a previously unknown national security program known as the “Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program” (CARRP... Read More

Welcome to America - Now Spy On Your Friends
Posted on 1 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Talal Ansari, Siraj Datoo, BuzzFeed, Jan. 28, 2016 - "Pressuring people to become informants by dangling the promise of citizenship — or, if they do not comply, deportation — is expressly against the rules that govern FBI agents’... Read More

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Lawsuit Charges Feds Block Muslims From Citizenship
Posted on 31 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ACLU, July 31, 2014 - "Five people who have lived in the United States legally for decades filed a lawsuit today challenging a little-known government program used to deny thousands of law-abiding people citizenship, green cards, and visas on counterterrorism... Read More

Class Certification Granted in CARRP Lawsuit: Wagafe v. Trump
Posted on 23 Jun 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Wagafe v. Trump, June 21, 2017 - "The common question here is whether CARRP is lawful. The answer is “yes” or “no.” The answer to this question will not change based on facts particular to each class member, because each class... Read More

ACLU Practice Advisory: USCIS's Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program (CARRP)
Posted on 6 Jan 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Katie Traverso and Jennie Pasquarella, ACLU of Southern California - "This advisory discusses United States Citizenship and Immigration Service’s (“USCIS”) Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program, or “CARRP.”... Read More

USCIS SOPs from Gluckman FOIA
Posted on 18 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

David E. Gluckman writes: "I filed a FOIA with USCIS for updated SOPs on various application forms. I received the response , which includes updated SOPs on I-485, I-90, and I-765 processing. Lots of interesting stuff, including several mentions... Read More

Tags: sop , carrp , gluckman , FOIA , USCIS

Has Your N-400 Client Been CARRPed?
Posted on 11 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

CARRP = Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program . Jennie Pasquarella, Staff Attorney at the ACLU of Southern California writes: " It applies to any application for an immigration benefit filed with USCIS . There are many troubling... Read More

Free CLE Webinar August 20th
Posted on 3 Aug 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Muslims Need Not Apply: How USCIS Secretly Mandates the Discriminatory Delay and Denial of Citizenship and Immigration Benefits "This is an interactive CLE webinar designed for immigration lawyers and practitioners. It will explain how USCIS’s... Read More

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