Millions of aspiring Americans apply to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) each year. But under a previously unknown national security program known as the "Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program" (CARRP), the government excludes many applicants from Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian communities from these opportunities by delaying and denying their applications without legal authority. Learn more about CARRP and how it has harmed the naturalization process.

WAGAFE v. TRUMP

Notice to Potential Class Members
Case page

REPORT

"Muslims Need Not Apply"

CARRP PRACTICE ADVISORY

Practice Advisory: USCIS's Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program
Addendum 1: Example FOIA request to USCIS
Addendum 2: Example de novo review complaint
Addendum 3: Example federal court mandamus

BLOG POSTS

Time to End Unlawful and Discriminatory Citizenship Practices
Unequal Access to Citizenship for Muslims

ACLU FOIA REQUESTS

First FOIA Request (June 16, 2010)
Second FOIA Request (May 17, 2012)

LIBRARY

The following USCIS documents and video were obtained by the ACLU through Freedom of Information Act requests. These documents are cited and referred to in the "Muslims Need Not Apply" report.

Video

CARRP Deconfliction Video

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Video footage used by USCIS to train officers on deconfliction
(Received from USCIS pursuant to FOIA request)

CARRP FOIA Documents

Infographic: CARRP delays.

By law USCIS is generally expected to process and adjudicate a naturalization application within six months or 180 days. 

Reem Muhanna

"I’ve lived in the United States 25 years, more than I’ve lived in any other place. I feel the U.S. is my home."

- Reem Muhanna

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