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USCIS clarifies that marijuana offenses remain a conditional bar to establishing good moral character for naturalization applications

  1. Date Announced

    April 19, 2019

    USCIS clarifies that violations of federal controlled substances laws, including marijuana-related activities that are not unlawful under state or foreign laws, can still demonstrate that a naturalization applicant may lack good moral character. [ID #648]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    April 19, 2019
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: Citizenship
Agencies Affected: USCIS

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