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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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Blog posts in Immigration Guides

  • Top of the Ninth - Guest blog: The Science Behind Lorenzo v. Whitaker and Lorenzo v. Sessions

    In order to better understand Lorenzo v. Whitaker , I asked our trusted guest blogger Sean Patrick McGinley a third-year law student at Boston College ...

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  • Top of the Ninth: Isomer Explanations for Lorenzo v. Sessions, 902 F.3d 930 (9th Cir. 2018)

    This week we have a guest blog by Sean Patrick McGinley a law student at Boston College. Sean Patrick explains the scientific reasoning behind the ...

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  • Top of the Ninth: UACs and Persecutor bar

    Who wakes up in the morning and says to themselves, "How can I make life even more difficult for the most vulnerable populations in the world? How can ...

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  • Top of the Ninth: Obstruction of Justice and Reasonable Fear

    This week the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) redefined the term "obstruction of justice" and reaffirmed that a conviction for California Penal ...

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  • Top of the Ninth: Aug 31, 2018 - Part two

    This week had so many decisions that I decided to divide up the blog into the two truly remarkable cases and the four more mundane but still important ...

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  • Top of the Ninth: Aug 10, 2018 - Part two

    Part II - Board of Immigration Appeals Decisions The BIA issued two decisions this past week, both of which I think might be over-turned in whole or ...

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  • Top of the Ninth: Jun 29, 2018

    A Weekly Analysis of Board of Immigration Appeals and Ninth Circuit Immigration Decisions When the BIA Remands a Case to the IJ it Must be Very Clear ...

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  • Top of the Ninth: Jun 21, 2018

    A Weekly Analysis of Board of Immigration Appeals and Ninth Circuit Immigration Deci sions (and the Occasional Supreme Court Decision) The Supreme ...

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  • Top of the Ninth: June 15, 2018

    I apologize for the delay in getting last week’s blog out. I was both exhausted and reinvigorated by the AILA National Conference. It was wonderful to ...

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