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

  1. Original 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]

    Policy Alert: Controlled Substance-Related Activity and Good Moral Character Determinations
  2. Effective Date

    April 19, 2019

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: Citizenship
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Pre Trump-Era Policies


Trump-Era Policy Documents

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