A program, in place since 2008 by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), has singled out Muslims and denied them benefits like citizenship, asylum and legal residency— it is called the "Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program" (CARRP).
For years, millions of immigrants and aspiring Americans have been victims of unknown blacklisting procedures by the USCIS. They’re considered "national security concerns", just because they’re Muslim or thought to be Muslim.
Applicants facing discrimination are usually from Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian communities. Many are delayed or rejected from obtaining immigration or asylum benefits they would be otherwise entitled to. CARRP has completely devalued the whole naturalization process of immigration. Stand with the ACLU and demand that the USCIS stop discriminating against Muslims in their immigration policies!
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To: Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Alejandro Mayorkas
Your secret CARRP program goes too far. It is unlawful to discriminate against innocent and up-standing Muslims because of their national backgrounds and/or religious beliefs. Decisions on citizenship and asylum should be considered on a case-to-case basis.
The USCIS needs to stop exploiting these immigration processes to get information on "suspicious" individuals. CARRP violates our Constitutional due process and the U.S. government’s immigration policies.
I stand with the ACLU in demanding that the USCIS stop discriminating against Muslims!
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