Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Has Your N-400 Client Been CARRPed?

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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:

-          It defines a "national security concern" extraordinarily broadly and relies on criteria based on profiling, capturing many immigrants from the Arab and Muslim world.

-          A person is automatically considered a "national security concern" if their name is contained within the Terrorist Screening Database, which includes, but is more expansive than, the selectee list that is used by TSA (which is already overinclusive