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EXCELLENT! Little-known law stops Muslims from obtaining U.S. citizenship

Mohammad Al-Falahi had just gotten home from work and was about to take a shower when two detectives showed up at his door. At least one of them was on the Southern Nevada Joint Terrorism Task Force with the FBI in Las Vegas.


His citizenship case was delayed and he couldn’t get answers as to why. Al-Falahi was notified in mid-January his U.S. citizenship had been denied after his attorney, M. Edwin Prudhomme, appealed an intent to deny notice in November.

“They were harassing me for two years with no reason just because my name is Mohammad and I’m from Iraq and I’m Muslim,” said Al-Falahi, who claims the treatment is a result of his refusal to be an informant. “Is it a crime that I’m from Iraq and my name is Mohammad?”

Al-Falahi’s case is not unusual in the Las Vegas area, where other Muslims have similar experiences but never learn why they were treated differently.

Many believe they’re caught up in a little-known program called Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program, or CARRP. It was established in 2008 by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to “ensure that immigration benefits or services are not


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