The U.S. immigration service has seven days to decide whether to release Prince Henry’s immigration documents.
A judge gave the U.S. government a 7-day deadline to decide whether or not to hand over to a conservative think tank. the immigration information of Prince Henry of England.
At a hearing held Thursday in Washington, Judge Carl Nichols instructed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to decide by June 13. whether to turn over to a conservative think tank some documents related to the prince’s immigration status, according to national media reports.
The Heritage Foundationa think tank of conservative ideology, filed a lawsuit against DHS to obtain immigration information on the Duke of Sussex.alleging that he may have obtained his visa irregularly.
At the center of the lawsuit are lhe claims that the prince made in his book Sparewhere he revealed having used drugs such as cocaine and hallucinogenic mushrooms in the past.
The think tank noted at Tuesday’s hearing that. the prince may have lied on his visa application, in the section where people are asked about their drug use.
On U.S. immigrant visa forms. there is a section that asks the applicant to disclose whether he/she has used drugs in the past.
One of the lawyers representing the Heritage Foundation has argued in court on Tuesday that the lawsuit is not only about Prince Henry’s case but about “the enforcement of the law” immigration.
For their part, attorneys representing the government argued that there is no need to turn over the documents to the think tank because there is no “broad public interest” in the U.S. on the subject.
In his memoir Sparethe British duke says he took drugs as a teenager and even consulted with a woman with “powers”, without giving her name or saying whether she was a psychic, who told him that his mother, the late Diana of Wales, approved of his decision to start a new life in the USA with his wife, the American actress Meghan Markle.
Henry and Markle have been living in California since 2020, following their decision to leave the British royal family