The Life-Changing Consequences of a Marijuana Arrest in New York: Noncitizen Immigrants

A marijuana conviction can cause a variety of immigration penalties for a noncitizen. For instance, a green card holder (or a legal permanent resident) could lose their green card and be placed into deportation proceedings.

Simple marijuana possession was the fourth most common offense among people who were deported in 2013, and the most common offense among people deported with drug law violations.

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