Resource: Wagafe v. Trump: "Extreme Vetting" of Immigration Benefit Applicants

By: National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild

June 21, 2017

This lawsuit challenges the Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program (CAARP), a secret and unlawful government vetting program that targets thousands applicants who are Muslim or from certain Muslim-majority countries for delay or denial of immigration benefits. The amended class action complaint, filed in February 2017, alleges that CARRP and a successor program announced by President Trump violate the Immigration and Nationality Act, the Administrative Procedure Act, and the U.S. Constitution.

The case was filed as a nationwide class action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington by NIPNLG, the ACLU of Southern California, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Law Offices of Stacy Tolchin, the ACLU, the ACLU of Washington, and Perkins Coie LLP.