The ACLU of Nevada and Prudhomme Law Office filed a petition for judicial review on December 16, 2016, with the Nevada District Court on behalf of Mr. Mohammad Al Falahi seeking a de novo review of the denial of Mr. Al Falahi’s naturalization application by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The petition alleges that Mr. Al Falahi is otherwise eligible for citizenship, but his application was denied solely because USCIS surreptitiously subjected him to the unconstitutional Controlled Application Review Resolution Program (CARRP).
CARRP is a little known, and unconstitutional program, that disproportionally targets citizenship applicants from Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian communities. Under CARRP, USCIS unjustifiably labels law abiding citizenship applicants as “national security concerns” based on lawful religious activity, national origin, and innocuous associations. Applications subject to CARRP are subject to substantial delays and are ultimately denied for pre-textual reasons - all without ever being told why their applications were treated differently than other applicants. ACLUNV Al Falahi Complaint 12162016.pdf