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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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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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