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

April 4, 2019 10:03 pm

Credit: AP

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 he had done into medical products after his mother’s skin cancer diagnosis. He was brought to the US from El Salvador as an infant and was granted a green card when he was 13.

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