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Immigration

Is Your Cannabis Legal? Sorry, You Can Still Be Deported

Immigrants face severe consequences for cannabis, even in states where it is legal. From 2003 to August 2018, more than 45,000 people were deported nationwide for simple possession.

Trump Administration Takes Aim at Legal Immigrants in Cannabis Industry

“Even if you have had a green card for 20 years, you had better not work in any aspect of this industry and you better not use marijuana,” one immigration attorney said.

America’s War on Drugs Has Been Racist for a Century

The drug war didn't start with the Nixon or Reagan administrations. Its history dates back nearly a hundred years—to the advent of the US Border Patrol.

As California Legalizes, Laws Collide at US Checkpoints

Marijuana possession still will be prohibited at eight Border Patrol checkpoints in California, a reminder that state and federal laws collide when it comes to cannabis.

Iowa Man Faces Deportation for a Single Gram of Cannabis

Luis Alvarez took the rap for his friends in the car. He didn't know it would lead to this.

ICE Uses a Cannabis Misdemeanor To Arrest, Deport

Under Trump's stepped-up border rules, a small, old cannabis conviction is enough to get you deported—and fast.

Under Trump, Legal Cannabis Is a Deportable Offense 

More and more, those who admit to having ever used cannabis are being refused entry into the United States—or deported if they’re already here.