Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 13090648 (posted Sep. 6, 2013)"
The ACLU-Southern California , Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, and Mayer Brown recently released a report on the Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program (CARRP) detailing how DHS, through CARRP, delays and denies applications for immigration benefits, including naturalization, of eligible individuals from Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian communities.
The CARRP program directs agency officers to delay and ultimately deny the immigration benefits of applications of individuals who are flagged for “national security concerns,” sweeping in individuals who are blacklisted based on lawful religious activity, national origin, and innocuous associations. Applications are placed on indefinite hold or rejected based on unfounded reasons.
Please share your cases. If you have a client that may have been subjected to CARRP, please send case examples to Ahilan Arulanantham at ACLU-Southern California at aarulanantham@ACLU-SC.org