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2020 Supreme Court Decision on DACA

2020 Supreme Court Decision on DACA

On June 18, 2020, the Supreme Court held that the decision by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to terminate DACA was “arbitrary and capricious” under the Administrative Procedure Act. The Supreme Court found that DHS failed to provide reasonable explanation...

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10th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Banuelos-Galviz Case

10th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Banuelos-Galviz Case

Positive News for Immigration Law The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has made a critical decision in regards to the stop-time rule and how it is applied in removal cases of immigrants in the United States. A “Notice to Appear”, the charging document that initiates...

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How Is COVID-19 Affecting Immigration Cases?

How Is COVID-19 Affecting Immigration Cases?

In this uncertain time, there are many concerns about how COVID-19 is affecting immigration. According to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) website, ICE has been working closely with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other local, state,...

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The Denver Post: Trump administration says Colorado immigrants in cannabis industry not showing good moral character

The Denver Post: Trump administration says Colorado immigrants in cannabis industry not showing good moral character

Several weeks after Denver’s mayor said immigrants here were denied American citizenship because of their work in the cannabis industry, President Donald Trump’s administration issued a formal policy making clear that is occurring and will continue to occur. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services published a one-page policy Friday stating that “violation of federal controlled substance […]

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High Times: Immigrants Denied Citizenship Because They Work in Legal Marijuana Industry

High Times: Immigrants Denied Citizenship Because They Work in Legal Marijuana Industry

As the Trump administration continues escalating its attacks on immigrants, federal officials recently denied citizenship to two immigrants solely because they worked in Colorado’s legal marijuana industry. The move has quickly become controversial, as activists and progressive lawmakers worry that the federal government might begin using cannabis laws in weed-legal states as a pretext for […]

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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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