Wagafe v. Trump

Notice to Potential Class Members


Wagafe v. Trump, No. 2:17-cv-00094-RAJ (W.D. Wash.) is a class action lawsuit challenging the Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program ("CARRP") and successor "extreme vetting" programs that have led to unreasonable delays and denials of naturalization (or U.S. citizenship) and adjustment of status (or green card) applications by USCIS.

An individual is a Wagafe class member if:

  1. Their naturalization application has been pending for six months and is subject to CARRP or a successor “extreme vetting” program; or
  2. Their adjustment of status application has been pending for six months and is subject to CARRP or a successor “extreme vetting” program.

If your naturalization or adjustment of status application has been pending for more than six months, you may be a member of this class action lawsuit. While USCIS will not confirm or deny whether your application has been subject to CARRP or a successor extreme vetting program, USCIS has produced to class counsel a list of Wagafe class members. However, the Court has ordered that class counsel cannot publicly disclose whether anyone is a class member and/or whether a particular application has been subject to CARRP. 

That said, if you are a class member, class counsel may be able to advocate with USCIS or the District Court on your behalf in the Wagafe case. If class counsel did so, class counsel would assert that your application should not be subject to CARRP or any successor "extreme vetting" program. However, class counsel would not be able to contact you to provide you any information about your application absent further order from the Court. Please let class counsel know if we have your consent to use your information in this way.

You may contact class counsel at sydney@nwirp.org or 206-816-3866.

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