What we Know: CLCMA Wins Against USCIS After Five-year CARRP Delay of Lawful Permanent Residence Application
Why it Matters: CLCMA continues to challenge USCIS’s pattern and practice of delaying and denying otherwise qualified immigration applications submitted by Muslims or those from Muslim-majority countries through its use of the Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program (CARRP).
The Big Picture: CLCMA provided legal representation to our client who works at an Islamic school to ensure a successful interview at USCIS and approval of his five-year delayed lawful permanent residence case based on his marriage to a U.S. citizen.
- It is common for Muslim communities in the U.S. to experience discriminatory investigations from multiple federal government agencies, which lead to long delays for immigration benefits.
- A delay at the initial stage of applying for lawful permanent residence necessarily means a delay of when the applicant will qualify to apply for naturalization to become a U.S. citizen.
- Muslims are routinely questioned by USCIS about common religious or social organizations, including asking if they support them through membership, affiliation, or financial donations.
- USCIS’s illegal and discriminatory practices disrupt families and have a chilling effect on future immigration.