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Asylee who has been denied for lawful permenent resident status based on war in Afghanistan in 1980’s

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Immigration Removal Defense for Lawful Permanent Residence on appeal at the Board of Immigration Appeals

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Administrative naturalization application with national security issues

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Administrative naturalization application delayed with CARRP issues for 20 years

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Administrative lawful permanent residence application with CARRP issues and waiver request for national security allegations

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Removal defense for lawful permanent residence for national security issues

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Multiple cases including federal court litigation (ongoing) for naturalization previously denied, renewal of lawful permanent resident card, and termination of immigration court case.

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Lawful permanent residence with waiver

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Naturalization with national security issues and renewal of lawful permanent resident card

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N-400 with CARRP

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Had affirmative asylum case in Chicago

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Lawful permanent residence

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Immigration detention

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Humanitarian Parole

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Administratively pending lawful permanent residence with CARRP; Humanitarian Parole to return to U.S. after travel document expired

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N-400 with CARRP with impact litigation potential (pending intake)

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CLIENT/CASE NAME

LOCATION OF CLIENT

LOCATION OF CASE

NATIONAL ORIGIN

TYPE OF CASE

Lester Smith

Georgia Dept. of Corrections (Macon)

Amicus Brief to Supreme Court

Unknown at the moment

Religious accommodation in prison–beard

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CLIENT/CASE NAME

LOCATION OF CLIENT

LOCATION OF CASE

NATIONAL ORIGIN

TYPE OF CASE

Nathan Mowery

Alexandria, VA

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

N/A (converted)

Employment law challenge

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CLIENT/CASE NAME

LOCATION OF CLIENT

LOCATION OF CASE

NATIONAL ORIGIN

TYPE OF CASE

Haisam Elsharkawi

California

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Egypt

Quad S, search and seizure

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CLIENT/CASE NAME

LOCATION OF CLIENT

LOCATION OF CASE

NATIONAL ORIGIN

TYPE OF CASE

Lassana Magassa

Seattle, WA

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

USA

Quad S, watchlist, SIDA badge

 

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CLIENT/CASE NAME

LOCATION OF CLIENT

LOCATION OF CASE

NATIONAL ORIGIN

TYPE OF CASE

Sonia Gueye

New York

Second Circuit Court of Appeals – Amicus

Senegal

Bank account closure- S. 1981

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CLIENT/CASE NAME

LOCATION OF CLIENT

LOCATION OF CASE

NATIONAL ORIGIN

TYPE OF CASE

Haseeb Abdullah

Austin, TX

Potential appeal to Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Not Palestinian, though case is challenging Anti-BDS statute

Anti-BDS statute constitutionality challenge

 

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CLIENT/CASE NAME

LOCATION OF CLIENT

LOCATION OF CASE

NATIONAL ORIGIN

TYPE OF CASE

Enaam Arnaout

Chicago IL (Burr Ridge)

Northern District of Illinois

Yemen

Denaturalization/getting his LPR card

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CLIENT/CASE NAME

LOCATION OF CLIENT

LOCATION OF CASE

NATIONAL ORIGIN

TYPE OF CASE

AMP/Boim (2 diff. lawsuits)

Chicago IL

Northern District of Illinois

Palestine

Alter ego/claims of successor liability

 

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CLIENT/CASE NAME

LOCATION OF CLIENT

LOCATION OF CASE

NATIONAL ORIGIN

TYPE OF CASE

Halil Demir

Chicago, Il (Palos Heights)

Will be Northern District of Ill.

Turkey

Quad S/Watchlist

 

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CLIENT/CASE NAME

LOCATION OF CLIENT

LOCATION OF CASE

NATIONAL ORIGIN

TYPE OF CASE

ICN

Nashville TN

Admin in Nashville by order of TN S.Ct.

Islamic Center itself has no nat’l origin; many are Palestinian

RLUIPA/unconstitutional loss of tax exempt status due to ijara

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CLIENT/CASE NAME

LOCATION OF CLIENT

LOCATION OF CASE

NATIONAL ORIGIN

TYPE OF CASE

Jibril family

Clovis, CA

D.C. District Court

Jordan

Quad S/Watchlist and searches

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CLIENT/CASE NAME

LOCATION OF CLIENT

LOCATION OF CASE

NATIONAL ORIGIN

TYPE OF CASE

Magassa/TSA

Seattle, WA

D.C. District Court

USA

Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) lawsuit

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CLIENT/CASE NAME

LOCATION OF CLIENT

LOCATION OF CASE

NATIONAL ORIGIN

TYPE OF CASE

Magassa/FBI

Seattle, WA

D.C. District Court

USA

FOIA lawsuit

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CLIENT/CASE NAME

LOCATION OF CLIENT

LOCATION OF CASE

NATIONAL ORIGIN

TYPE OF CASE

Ashraf Maniar/Umaima Shaikh

California

D.C. District Court

Pakistan

Former No Fly list; severe Quad S and profiling

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CLIENT/CASE NAME

LOCATION OF CLIENT

LOCATION OF CASE

NATIONAL ORIGIN

TYPE OF CASE

Omar Ranginwala

New Jersey

District of N.J. District Court

(believe Pakistan —we are advisory on this one)

Closure of bank accounts and credit cards

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CLIENT/CASE NAME

LOCATION OF CLIENT

LOCATION OF CASE

NATIONAL ORIGIN

TYPE OF CASE

Khalid Turaani

Michigan

E.D. Mich./Sixth Circuit

Palestine

Watchlisting plus/ Privacy Act

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CLIENT/CASE NAME

LOCATION OF CLIENT

LOCATION OF CASE

NATIONAL ORIGIN

TYPE OF CASE

Akili Ujima

Atlanta GA

Admin. in Atlanta GA

USA

Religious accommodation in employment

 

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CLIENT/CASE NAME

LOCATION OF CLIENT

LOCATION OF CASE

NATIONAL ORIGIN

TYPE OF CASE

Hoda Muthana

(currently, Syria)

D.C. Circuit

USA/Yemen

Citizenship

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CLIENT/CASE NAME

LOCATION OF CLIENT

LOCATION OF CASE

NATIONAL ORIGIN

TYPE OF CASE

M. Al-Seraji

California

D.C. Circuit

Egypt

Watchlisting/TWIC Card

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CLIENT/CASE NAME

LOCATION OF CLIENT

LOCATION OF CASE

NATIONAL ORIGIN

TYPE OF CASE

H.B.

Dallas, TX area

N.D. Tex.

Iran

Watchlisting

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CLIENT/CASE NAME

LOCATION OF CLIENT

LOCATION OF CASE

NATIONAL ORIGIN

TYPE OF CASE

U.E. (and several family members)

Maryland

D.C. District Court

Pakistan

Watchlisting

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CLIENT/CASE NAME

LOCATION OF CLIENT

LOCATION OF CASE

NATIONAL ORIGIN

TYPE OF CASE

S.H.

New Mexico

(admin; D.C. D.C.)

Morocco

School/watchlisting-ish

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CLIENT/CASE NAME

LOCATION OF CLIENT

LOCATION OF CASE

NATIONAL ORIGIN

TYPE OF CASE

J.H.

Phoenix, AZ

District Court of Arizona

(unknown)

Religious accommodations

 

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CLIENT/CASE NAME

LOCATION OF CLIENT

LOCATION OF CASE

NATIONAL ORIGIN

TYPE OF CASE

R.L.

Phoenix, AZ

District Court of Arizona

(unknown)

Religious accommodations

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CLIENT/CASE NAME

LOCATION OF CLIENT

LOCATION OF CASE

NATIONAL ORIGIN

TYPE OF CASE

H.P.

Pecos, TX

W.D. Tex.

Iran

Religious accommodations

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CLIENT/CASE NAME

LOCATION OF CLIENT

LOCATION OF CASE

NATIONAL ORIGIN

TYPE OF CASE

H.P.

Pecos, TX

W.D. Tex.

Iran

Religious accommodations

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CLIENT/CASE NAME

LOCATION OF CLIENT

LOCATION OF CASE

NATIONAL ORIGIN

TYPE OF CASE

F.Q.

Florida

(admin)

Jordan

Watchlisting

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CLIENT/CASE NAME

LOCATION OF CLIENT

LOCATION OF CASE

NATIONAL ORIGIN

TYPE OF CASE

H.I.

California

(admin)

Palestine

Watchlisting

 

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CLIENT/CASE NAME

LOCATION OF CLIENT

LOCATION OF CASE

NATIONAL ORIGIN

TYPE OF CASE

A.K.

Washington

(admin)

Ethiopia

Watchlisting

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CLIENT/CASE NAME

LOCATION OF CLIENT

LOCATION OF CASE

NATIONAL ORIGIN

TYPE OF CASE

M.H.

Burr Ridge, IL

D.C. District Court

Egypt

Watchlisting

 

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US v. Wadi

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US v. Giampietro

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US v. Fong

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US v. Miah

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US v. Smith

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US v. Baptiste

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US v. Salman

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It’s our right to know

MLFA’s Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America (CLCMA) has been successful at getting more than a dozen clients off the No Fly List. We’ve helped clients who were presumably on Watchlists to get the security clearance they need to work at the airport or for the government. We’ve ensured that clients can travel without excessive harassment at the airport.

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I Have the Right to Know Why

You’re starting to put the pieces together. You have a growing family. You’re making progress on your Information Science degree. You’ve found a job that provides some balance, working as a baggage handler. You enjoy the manual labor. Since you work for the airlines, it’s easier and cheaper to travel. Things are coming together.

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A Turning Point in Terrorism Sentencing

MLFA has been influential in changing laws that target Muslims in the United States. In this case, our attorneys from the Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America (CLCMA) were able to achieve a reduced sentence for Nima Yusuf. This set the precedent for other judges to determine more just and proportionate sentencing in similar cases.

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Pretending to Fight Terrorism

Imad Wadi had his own business, importing and exporting cardamom from Texas to Colombia. He had an idea for a new business, to open up a halal slaughter service in South America with one of his close friends. Having done business in South America, they’d noticed that there was a demand for halal beef. They were developing a business plan but struggling to find investors.

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Does the United States keep its promises?

Mohammad Khalil fought on the side of the United States against the Soviets in Afghanistan. He was granted asylum in 2000 and has been living here for more than twenty years. He’s been trying to get legal permanent residence for a very long time. His application has been continuously denied because of the Terrorism-Related Inadmissibility Grounds (TRIG) policies.

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