A panel discussion regarding the Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program (“CARRP”), a USCIS program that creates barriers and exclusions to naturalization, green cards, and visas for statutorily eligible immigrants, and the disproportionate impact CARRP has on Muslim immigrants and immigrants from Muslim-majority countries. This CLE will discuss the findings of the recently released policy report on CAARP, “Muslims Need Not Apply”: How USCIS Secretly Mandates Discriminatory Delays and Denials of Citizenship and Immigration Benefits to Aspiring Americans, and explain why so many individuals suffer inordinate delays, extensive investigations, and pretextual denials of their applications. This CLE also promotes discussion among practitioners from multiple areas of law and provides tactical suggestions.
WHAT: USCIS National Security Policies and their Impact on Immigration Benefits Applications
WHO: Kevin Vodak (CAIR-Chicago), Bardis Vakili (ACLU of Southern California), Hamsa Murthy (Mayer Brown LLP), Jay Readey (Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law), Chuck Roth (National Immigrant Justice Center)
WHERE: Mayer Brown LLP 71 S. Wacker Drive (Town Hall A–33rd Floor) Chicago, IL 60606
WHEN: Monday, October 7 2013 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
HOW: Email Helene Siegel at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, October 3, 2013 to attend.
CLE CREDIT: 1.5 credits of CLE are pending in Illinois. This amount includes 0 credits of professional responsibility.