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Buzzkill: USCIS Set to Deny Citizenship for Immigrants Working in the Legal Marijuana Industry
Buzzkill: USCIS Set to Deny Citizenship for Immigrants Working in the Legal Marijuana Industry

Are immigrant cannabis workers risking deportation? It’s a mantra in our office to warn immigrants that “legal” marijuana is not “legal” in the topsy-turvy world of immigration. As long as cannabis remains banned on Schedule I of the Federal Controlled Substance list, a ...

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  • Buzzkill: USCIS Set to Deny Citizenship for Immigrants Working in the Legal Marijuana Industry

    Are immigrant cannabis workers risking deportation? It’s a mantra in our office to warn immigrants that “legal” marijuana is not “legal” in the ...

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  • Top of the Ninth: The Ninth Circuit Reissues an Interesting Immigration Decision on Adverse Credibility in Asylum Cases

    This week a rather bizarre immigration case came down from the Ninth Circuit. Not that the case itself is bizarre, but rather the posture of the case ...

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  • Top of the Ninth: Immigration Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude. What exactly is a single scheme of misconduct? When does one crime end and a second one begin?

    When discussing immigration deportability for two or more crimes involving moral turpitude, when does one scheme of misconduct end and another begin? ...

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  • Top of the Ninth: The Ninth Circuit Again Holds that an Immigration CIMT is not Unconstitutionally Vague

    “It is time to recognize another failed enterprise.” Islas-Veloz v. Whitaker , No. 15-73120, slip op. at *27 (9th Cir. Feb. 4, 2019) (Fletcher, J., ...

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  • Top of the Ninth: The Ninth Circuit Rules Pereira Doesn't Apply to Immigration Court Jurisdiction - So What Now?

    The Ninth Circuit issued its Pereira decision this week and I, for one, am very disappointed. The Ninth Circuit basically allows the Department of ...

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  • Top of the Ninth: Robbery is a Crime of Violence After All; California Meth Might be Meth After All; and, there is no De Minimis Exception to the Material Support Bar for Asylum

    Remember way back in August 2018, when we could say, "When is meth not meth? When it’s California meth!" It looks like those halcyon days are gone and ...

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