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Has Your N-400 Client Been CARRPed?

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 aspects of the policy, but here are a few highlights...

Free CLE Webinar August 20th

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 previously-secret national security program...

Hidden DHS Program Delays Citizenship for Muslims: Report

"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), the government excludes many applicants from Arab...

USCIS SOPs from Gluckman FOIA

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 of CARRP in the I-485 SOPs." - [IMPORTANT! -...

Lawsuit Charges Feds Block Muslims From Citizenship

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 grounds – most of them from Muslim...

Welcome to America - Now Spy On Your Friends

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’ activities. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales forbade...

USCIS Sued Over 'Unlawful Delay' Of Citizenship Applications Of Muslims - Arapi v. USCIS

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 in St. Louis. The lawsuit — filed by...

ACLU Practice Advisory: USCIS's Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program (CARRP)

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.” In 2008, USCIS created CARRP as its policy for...