American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has released a report revealing the existence of a previously undisclosed program that allows the government authorities to indefinitely delay the citizenship process of Muslim immigrants.
The program known as ‘Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program’ (CARRP) which was set up by former U.S. President George W. Bush, allows the government to delay and/or deny applications of Muslim immigrants, from communities that “pose a threat to national security.”
The ACLU investigative report prepared by Jennie Pasquarella, an ACLU attorney, states:
“In 2008, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) implemented this covert agency program, known as the ‘Controlled Applica-tion Review and Resolution Program’ or ‘CARRP,’ to ‘ensure that immigration benefits are not granted to individuals and organizations that pose a threat to national security.’”
The revelation has sparked a heated debate between people who consider the covert program as discriminatory while others think it is a necessary measure, especially after 9/11.
ACLU has questioned this policy for denying rights to people who pay their taxes and are law-abiding citizens based on religious affiliation, specifically Islam.
For people undergoing religious profiling through this program and who disagree with it, the ACLU is urging people to send a message to USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas and tell him that CAARP is ‘simply un-American.’
You can watch the following video for more information on the ACLU investigation:
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