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USCIS: Marijuana-Related Activities May Affect Your Naturalization Application Result

Corey Lee Law - NYC Immigration Attorney > C.T.LEE & Associates Blog  > USCIS: Marijuana-Related Activities May Affect Your Naturalization Application Result

USCIS: Marijuana-Related Activities May Affect Your Naturalization Application Result

May 16, 2019
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USCIS recently released a policy guidance to explain that certain marijuana-related activities will have a negative impact on the result of naturalization applications, regardless of the fact that they are legal under applicable state laws. If the applicants violate the federal laws, they will be deemed to lack good moral character.
Under federal law, marijuana is classified as a “Schedule I” controlled substance, its manufacture (including planting, cultivating, harvesting, etc), distribution, dispensation and possession may eventually lead to denial in naturalization application. Immigration lawyers suggest that if you are interested in applying for citizenship now or in the future, you need to avoid participating in any kind of marijuana-related activities, and even to avoid working or investing on any marijuana-related companies. According to the report, ICE may also check the applicant’s social media accounts.
美国移民局的新政策:染指大麻可能会影响入籍
移民局(USCIS)最近发布了政策说明,以解释特定与大麻有关的活动可能会影响入籍,哪怕该州的法律已合法化大麻。如果一旦被发现违反了联邦法律,这样申请人可能被认为缺乏良好的道德品质。
联邦法律将大麻分类为“附表I”受控物质,其制造(包括种植,培养,繁殖或收获等行为),分配,派发或收藏都可能会对移民申请产生影响。一些从业者建议客户不要为大麻相关公司工作或投资。据报道,美国海关和边境保护局也有可能检查社交媒体账户。