Challenging "Extreme Vetting" of Immigration Benefits Applicants

Challenging "Extreme Vetting" of Immigration Benefits Applicants

Wagafe v. Trump

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Pending

The Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program (CAARP) is a secret and unlawful government vetting program that targets thousands of applicants who are Muslim or from certain Muslim-majority countries for delay or denial of immigration benefits. This lawsuit challenges the use of CARRP. The District Court for the Western District of Washington has certified two nationwide classes of adjustment of status and naturalization applicants.

Class members are represented by the ACLU of Southern California, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Law Offices of Stacy Tolchin, the ACLU, the ACLU of Washington, NIPNLG, Perkins Coie LLP, and the American Immigration Council.

The District Court has ordered that class counsel cannot publicly disclose whether anyone is a class member and/or whether a particular application has been subject to CARRP. However, if you are a class member, class counsel may be able to advocate with USCIS or the District Court on your behalf in the Wagafe case. To find out more, please read the Wagafe v. Trump Notice to Potential Class Members

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