October 3, 2019
Many THANK YOUs to:
Warrior Wendy – co-ordinator of today’s (10/3/19) events, flyers, etc;
Ready Rick – driver of bus and the use of the bus to get folks to Tukwila and back;
Determined Dusty – driver for Zahid & Ann and Dusty’s trusty car (Ann is thankful not to be the driver);
and to all our Super Supporters and rally-ers, & sign holders, who traveled to Tukwila;
and to all our Other Supporters around the state and the world !
Naturalization Interview Results
“On 10/3/2019, you were interviewed by USCIS officer Holbrook.
You passed the tests of English and U.S. History and government.
A decision cannot yet be made about your application. ”
After 3 hours of interrogation and extreme vetting Zahid was put through, the above was the result. Three intense hours the rest of us waited; waiting and watching others arrive for interviews, completing their obviously brief interviews and after another short wait, receiving a piece of paper to bring back for a (SAME DAY) 1:30 pm citizenship ceremony; three hours with no communication with Zahid (Ann, spouse and Personal Care Attendant, was informed she would not be allowed to accompany Zahid).
By law, USCIS must make a decision (on the application) within 120 days.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Wendy Tanowitz
September 23, 2019 [email protected]
Muhammad Zahid Chaudhry Citizenship Interview
Based on Earned and Qualified Military Service
Thursday, October 3
Zahid Chaudhry Citizenship Interview
US Citizenship and Immigration Service Seattle Field Office
12500 Tukwila International Blvd., Tukwila (Seattle)
Rally at 8:30 am
Gather @ 7 am, last car departs at 7:20 sharp
Martin Way Park and Ride – meet at back of parking lot
4701 Martin Way East, Lacey
RSVP by text to: 360-529-1109
Zahid Chaudhry is a disabled, decorated U.S. Army veteran who has always come to this country legally and has never committed a crime here — not even a traffic ticket! So why is the U.S. government trying to deport him?
Is it because after 9-11, people from Pakistan were considered “terrorists”? Is it because his name was entered on a secret Terrorist Watchlist by an overzealous police lieutenant in Yakima who wanted to raise his profile during a period of extreme Islamophobia?
Is it because, after 9-11, he was designed NS (National Security [threat]) by someone?
Is it because of a policy called “Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program” (CARRP), under which the U.S. government excludes many applicants from Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian communities by delaying and denying their applications without legal authority. Learn more: https://www.aclusocal.org/carrp
By law, citizenship based on military service should have been expedited. U.S. military veterans with Earned and Qualified Military Service are legally promised expedited naturalization. Zahid qualified for expedited naturalization because of his active-duty service from 2001 – 2005 (to 2006, for National Guard service). Zahid observed non-citizens receiving citizenship right after completing Basic Training.
George W. Bush issued the original Executive Order, which remains in effect to this day:
USCIS document dated August 2019 indicating that the policy of Expedited Naturalization for Active-Duty members of the military (and National Guard) is currently in place.
Government’s Chief ICE attorney charged with stealing immigrants’ identities; privately profitting from causing suffering & tearing apart families and communities !
News reports reveal that among other examples, this is yet another Seattle ICE attorney charged in last few years, shows a Toxic Culture at Seattle ICE Offices, of personal Bias, Prejudice, Bigotry, Hatred & Malicious Acts !
Several nation-wide news agencies reported February 14th, 2018 about Government Chief ICE attorney in Seattle, Rafael A. Sanchez, charged with stealing immigrants’ identities. Check out Democracy Now, BuzzFeed, SeattlePI, Seattle Weekly, CNN, CNBC, AP and Washington Post among others – some links below.
As many of you may have read and heard, Government’s Chief ICE Attorney in Seattle was charged with stealing immigrants’ identities while making a killing (in more ways than one) from peoples’ suffering. This attorney earns 6 figure salary ($160,000) yet the identities of at least 7 immigrants were used by Government’s Chief Enforcer to fraud around 9 banks for about $250,000, put his own home utilities in those immigrants’ names, even listed 3 (of the 7 immigrants) as Dependants on his personal Federal income tax return to lower his Federal Income taxes. How would those immigrants even know their IDs had been stolen and used (by the ICE Agents) after they were deported?
And as many of you also know, had this been perpetrated by “Susie or Stevie Citizen,” the prosecution and charging would have been astronomical. However, Government’s Chief ICE attorney’s court charging document is called an “information”, meaning a plea bargain (no grand jury inquiry, and maybe a slap on the wrist).
Sanchez is the second lawyer in ICE’s Seattle office to run into legal trouble in recent years. Former Deputy Chief Attorney Jonathan Love pleaded guilty in 2016 to charges that he forged documents & forms (in the name of the immigrant) AND lied to court again & again to deprive an immigrant of the legal permanent resident status to which the immigrant was statutorily qualified !
Jonathan Love carried out the same shenanigans, & misled court in Zahid’s persecution: An applicant, statutorily eligible, is put in deportation proceedings because of a “check” mark, (on an un-paid, volunteer police position application – therefore: NO material BENEFIT); which forensics examiner said Zahid was not the maker of the mark. Deputy Chief attorney, Jonathan Love took Extra-Ordinary & Highly Unusual interest & witch hunt against Zahid for years. Chaudhrys’ attorney was shocked to see Jonathan Love at Zahid’s hearings and taking such intense, Unusual & personal interest in Zahid.
In January 2016, Deputy Chief Attorney, Jonathan Love was sentenced for forging legal (immigration) documents, and lying to court again & again to deliberatly deport an immigrant who was statutorily eligible and qualified. Jonathan Love pled guilty on a plea agreement (once again: “information”) with federal prosecutors. Mr. Love, who resigned in January 2016, received 30 day jail sentence, and was barred from practicing law for (only) 10 years. Scroll down for links to Jonathan Love news reports.
Given the convictions, actions & admittance of Mr. Love (the very same one who personally persecuted Zahid), the public should easily see Mr. Love’s (Government’s Deputy Chief ICE attorney)’s bias, prejudice, illegal acts, lies, forgeries, bigotry and hatred !
2018 News links:
Seattle Weekly: http://www.seattleweekly.com/news/immigrant-rights-community-responds-to-allegations-against-seattle-ice-attorney/
Seattle PI: https://www.seattlepi.com/seattlenews/article/ICE-Seattle-Immigration-Corruption-12617163.php
Seattle Times: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/former-ice-attorney-pleads-guilty-to-stealing-immigrants-ids-to-defraud-credit-card-companies/
Seattle Times also contains info on Jonathan Love.
2016: Jonathan Love news & lawsuit Links:
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project: https://www.nwirp.org/former-ice-attorney-pleads-guilty-in-case-triggered-by-nwirp-lawsuit/
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project: https://www.nwirp.org/nwirp-files-lawsuit-targeting-corrupt-ice-official
Seattle Times: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/former-seattle-immigration-lawyer-gets-30-days-for-forging-document/
Law Professors: http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2016/04/former-ice-attorney-headed-to-prison.html
Read US Department of State’s Human Rights Reports on Pakistan released March 2017 click Report
This report does not include what is likely to happen to disabled, Honorably Discharged, former American soldier (Zahid Chaudhry) and his white American wife, should Zahid & Ann be deported after the real, final hearing. (Which may be March 2018 – unless further waste, fraud & abuse of “We the Peoples'” taxes. See HOME page for news on upcoming March 12, 2018 hearing and last November 7th, 2017 “final” hearing.)
As broadcast on TV in Washington, USA
and Watched Worldwide !!!
See: Ann Chaudhry’s presentation on CARRP*
“Muslims Need Not Apply”
*Orwellian Double-Speak: CARRP=Controlled Application Review & Resolution Program
For all intents & purposes: “Muslims Need Not Apply”
Read the “Muslims Need Not Apply” reports and articles linked below about previously-secret, racial & religious profiling and mandatory discrimination program CARRP (Controlled Application Review & Resolution Program) detailing how DHS, through CARRP, unconstitutionally delays and eventually denies basic human rights & due process, including naturalization of eligible individuals from Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian communities. This secret program was recently exposed by Peoples’ rights organizations and true investigative journalists all over the world !
The program relies on deeply flawed mechanisms, including error-ridden & over-broad watch-list systems, security checks, religious, national origin & associated profiling; which, predictably catches far too many harmless applicants in its net and overwhelmingly affects applicants who are Muslim or perceived-to-be Muslim.
“CARRP effectively turns over the immigration rights application process to the FBI (and other agencies), allowing them to dictate to USCIS when or whether an application should be granted, denied, or held in abeyance. It also provides the FBI an opportunity to comment on USCIS’s proposed decisions in immigration cases, to submit questions for USCIS to ask in interviews, and to suggest Requests for Evidence that USCIS should make to applicants.
CARRP requires USCIS officers to inform the FBI or other relevant law enforcement agencies as soon as an applicant it has labeled an “NS” (National Security concern) has filed an immigration application. As a result, far too often, the FBI exploits this information to blackmail applicants to work for them as informants, telling applicants that the FBI can help them get their long-delayed immigration application adjudicated and approved if they agree to snitch on their communities. (See ACLU report)
ACLU So. California Special Report: http://www.ACLUSOCAL.org/CARRP/library.html
MotherJones Article: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/08/carrp-fbi-immigration-terrorism-aclu
America AlJazeera also has a report and terrific, must see, short video on their site: http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/the-stream/the-stream-officialblog/2013/8/21/-muslims-need-notapply.html
The Huffington Post news: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jennie-pasquarella/muslims-need-not-apply_b_3792214.html
The Guardian news: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/21/fbi-power-delay-citizenship-muslims-aclu
Imagine 2050: http://imagine2050.newcomm.org/2013/08/30/muslims-need-not-apply-aclu-report-reveals-immigration-dragnet/
Iran Times: http://iran-times.com/secret-us-policy-is-freezing-some-muslim-citizen-filings/
Raw Story: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/08/21/aclu-secret-program-blacklists-immigrants-who-are-perceived-to-be-muslim/
Common Dreams: https://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/08/29-2
NBC So. Cal. Los Angeles: http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/ACLU-Contends-Covert-Federal-Program-Illegally-Blacklists-Muslim-and-Arab-Residents-Seeking-Citizenship-220604971.html
Ben Norton: http://bennorton.com/human-rights-need-not-apply/
Daily KOS http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/08/22/1233099/-Muslims-Need-Not-Apply#
UpRising Radio: http://uprisingradio.org/home/2013/08/27/muslims-need-not-apply/
Counter Currents: http://www.countercurrents.org/ghazali020114.htm
CARRP: Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program. Of course, in the Orwellian double-speak: that means delaying, denying and refusing rightful applicants for citizenship based on whim of racial, religious, peace & justice friends profiling.
This website is updated continually. Keep checking back for updated news and information.
Be sure to click the “Endorsements” tab to view a small sample of recommendations for citizenship from U.S. Senators, State Representatives, professionals, clergy, and many others from all walks of life.
And follow these links for media coverage:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBfyTF17C0o (Video of interview with Mike McCormick, January 9, 2011, Mind Over Matters, KEXP Radio, Seattle) Click on the video below.
“Family Faces Deportation” (Interview in Works in Progress, Jan 2011)
“Deportation? Let’s Use Some Common Sense”(Editorial board of the Yakima Herald-Republic, 8 Nov 2009)
“Former National Guard Soldier Fights Deportation” (Seattle Times, 1 Nov 2009)
“Disabled U.S. Army veteran files lawsuit seeking citizenship” (We Are America)
“Honorably Discharged US National Guard Soldier Faces Deportation !” (YU South & Associates, 2 Nov 2009)
“Disabled U.S. Soldier Fighting Deportation to Pakistan” (Democratic Underground, Jan 3, 2011)
“Former WA Guardsman Fights Deportation Order” (National Guard, Nov 1, 2009)
“Disabled U.S. Soldier Fighting Deportation Order” (McClatchy D.C., Jan 13, 2011)
“Decorated, disabled local veteran faces deportation hearing in April”(Works In Progress February 2011) NOTE: some links within WIP are outdated due to archival.
“Deportation of a National Guard Soldier” (Associated Press and Yakima Herald-Republic, 30 Oct 2009)
Interview on “Talking Stick TV” (KEXP Seattle and Seattle Community Access Network):
Video of speech at Sept. 15, 2010 immigration forum: