US immigration records on Prince Harry should be revealed following disclosure about drug-taking in his recent book, a conservative committee will argue in a federal court next week.
The Heritage Foundation is suing the US government to get more information if it followed the necessary method when it gave the Duke of Sussex a US visa. Under US immigration law, proof of past drug use can be grounds to not accept a visa application.
On June 6 , the case will be held in front of a federal judge at the US District Court for the District of Columbia.
The case will be held in front of a federal judge on June 6 at the US District Court for the District of Columbia.
Furthermore, DOJ debates that “citations to speculation about the status of Prince Harry’s visa are not sufficient to meet the standard” to speed up the process of releasing the document.
The director of the Heritage foundation’s Margaret Thatcher Centre for Freedom, Nile Gardiner, tweeted on Thursday that there was a public interest in disclosing Harry’s records.
“Given his extensive drug use admissions, normally disqualifying for entry into the United States, the American people deserve answers to the serious questions raised by the evidence,” he wrote in a Twitter post. “Did DHS in fact look the other way, play favorites, or fail to appropriately respond to any potential false statements by Prince Harry?”
In the Dukes explosive memoir “Spare” he admitted to taking different recreational party drugs which was published in January.
Harry confessed to have taken cocaine, smoked marijuana and tried magic mushrooms. Harry and his wife Meghan moved to California in 2020, opened up about his encounters with cocaine as a teenager.
The Heritage Foundation filed a complaint under the Freedom of Information Act, attempting to compel the US government to release Harry’s immigration file.
“The requested information is of immense public interest,” reads an amended complaint filed on May 5.
“Widespread and continuous media coverage has surfaced the question of whether DHS [Department of Homeland Security] properly admitted the Duke of Sussex in light of the fact that he has publicly admitted to the essential elements of a number of drug offenses in both the United States and abroad,” it continues.
The initial request for Harry’s records was not accepted because Harry had not shown that he “consented to his information being released,” the US Justice Department said in court papers.
“Of course. I had been doing cocaine around this time. At someone’s country house, during a shooting weekend, I’d been offered a line, and I’d done a few more since,” Harry revealed.
“It wasn’t much fun, and it didn’t make me particularly happy, as it seemed to make everyone around me, but it did make me feel different, and that was the main goal.”
In his autobiography, “the fifth in line to the throne” Harry shared oh graduating from smoking tobacco to weed during his days at Eton College, as well as revealing that he tried magic mushrooms during a trip to the United States.
Not too long ago Harry had an interview with Oprah Winfrey and shared how he misused drugs and alcohol in his late 20s and early 30s as a way to cope with the pressures of royal life.