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AP: Immigrant denied US citizenship over pot job

AP: Immigrant denied US citizenship over pot job

Legal resident Oswaldo Barrientos had his US citizenship application denied because of his work in Colorado’s legal pot industry. He’s appealing. Denver city officials have started a campaign to inform legal residents of the federal policy. (April 4) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo5Kv7cxUWo

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NY Post: Trump administration accused of blocking citizenship for marijuana workers

NY Post: Trump administration accused of blocking citizenship for marijuana workers

DENVER — US immigration authorities blocked two immigrants’ applications for citizenship because of their work in Colorado’s marijuana industry, their attorneys and Denver officials said, accusing the Trump administration of quietly targeting immigrants seeking jobs in the growing field. Oswaldo Barrientos said he began working in the marijuana industry in 2014, inspired by the research […]

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WA Times: Some legal immigrants in marijuana jobs denied citizenship

WA Times: Some legal immigrants in marijuana jobs denied citizenship

DENVER (AP) – Colorado officials are warning legal immigrants that working in the state’s marijuana industry could jeopardize their legal status, after two people said they were denied U.S. citizenship because of their jobs. Although 10 states broadly allow its use and sale, federal law still bans marijuana and immigration authorities say they are bound […]

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Insider: Immigrant detention centers are dealing with mumps and chicken pox outbreaks, and thousands have been put into quarantine

Insider: Immigrant detention centers are dealing with mumps and chicken pox outbreaks, and thousands have been put into quarantine

When Danielle Jefferis showed up at the Aurora Contract Detention Facility in Aurora, Colorado, last weekend during visiting hours, she expected nothing more than a routine legal visit with a client. Instead, Jefferis, an attorney at Novo Legal and fellow at the University of Denver Civil Rights Clinic, was turned away by officers who told […]

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The Denver Post: Jeanette Vizguerra once again takes sanctuary in Denver church as she sues ICE to block her deportation

The Denver Post: Jeanette Vizguerra once again takes sanctuary in Denver church as she sues ICE to block her deportation

Jeanette Vizguerra, a Colorado immigration activist whose fight to stay in this country has drawn national attention, is once again taking sanctuary in a Denver church after suing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in an effort to stave off deportation. As her nearly two-year stay of deportation expired Friday, Vizguerra, 47, and her lawyers announced […]

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The Denver Channel: Immigration activist takes sanctuary in Denver church

The Denver Channel: Immigration activist takes sanctuary in Denver church

DENVER (AP) — An immigration activist who was granted a temporary stay from deportation after seeking sanctuary inside Denver churches for months has once again taken up shelter inside a house of faith. Lawyers for Jeanette Vizguerra announced Friday that she will be confined to living in the First Unitarian Society of Denver church to […]

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