The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has decided to keep Prince Harry’s US visa data behind lock and key.
This week, the DHS denied a request by the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, to expedite a Freedom of Information Act request for the Duke of Sussex’s immigration documents.
According to the New York Post, DHS Senior Director Jimmy Wolfrey said in a letter that “to the extent records exist, this office does not find a public interest in disclosure sufficient to override the subject’s privacy interests.”
Heritage lawyer Samuel Dewey lambasted the Biden Administration’s decision to “stonewall” its request, saying it “shows an appalling lack of transparency.”
“We will be contesting their position,” he added. “We expected to have to fight every step of this case in federal court and will continue to press for transparency and accountability for the American people.”
The research tank has been looking for Prince Harry’s visa papers after he alluded to prior drug usage in his memoir Spare. Drug use may be grounds for denial of a US visa application. In July 2020, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle relocated to Montecito, California.