Judge Receives Prince Harry’s Visa Paperwork for Review

(LibertySons.org) – In January 2020, the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, moved to the United States, stepping back from his royal duties. Three years later, he released his memoir, entitled “Spare,” where he wrote about using marijuana, psychedelic mushrooms, and cocaine. In response, The Heritage Foundation filed a request to see his visa application to see if he admitted to such drug use. It was denied, and the organization filed suit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

According to a court filing viewed by Newsweek, DHS complied with the court’s request to view Prince Harry’s visa application on March 7. Judge Carl Nichols decided he would review the immigration documents in private to help him decide if the department was right in denying the FOIA request from The Heritage Foundation. The court had already heard both sides of the argument and felt it was necessary to look at the documents himself to determine if DHS was exempt from granting such a request.

Drug use or addiction can reportedly be grounds to reject US visa applications, although each applicant is viewed on a case-by-case basis, and waivers are available. The Heritage Foundation wants to find out if Prince Harry lied on his application about drug use and if DHS gave him special treatment because he’s a celebrity — of sorts. Lies on applications can cause an application rejection. But much of the decision-making in immigration is “discretionary,” giving DHS room to evaluate each application individually.

Immigration lawyers Attorney Stacy Cozart Martin and Attorney Eileen Blessinger said they have never heard of revealing immigration records to the public. They fear doing so will set a dangerous precedent. Martin said if the court decides to reveal Prince Harry’s immigration records to the public, it would be “frightening.”

The judge did not indicate how long it would take for him to make a ruling.

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