Smoking Legal Marijuana Could Block Path to Citizenship for Immigrants

by Admin on April 30, 2019

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Smoking marijuana–even from a weed shop in a state where it’s legal–could now block many immigrants from gaining US citizenship.

The reason? A new U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) policy change, passed on April 19th, that states that smoking or selling cannabis shows a lack of moral character.

When applying for citizenship in the US, applicants must prove to USCIS that they have “good moral character.”

And it’s not just those who get caught by police buying or selling marijuana.

Those who freely admit to smoking pot in the past face roadblocks now in gaining citizenship, even if they haven’t partaken in weed use in years.

According to the US immigration attornies in Thailand, immigration and citizenship cases are based on US federal laws, which prohibit the use of marijuana under all circumstances.

Read the full story here.

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