As this blog has noted previously, the growing movement to legalize recreational marijuana in Michigan and several other states has led to a lot of confusion and some unpredictable results. Now, under a newly announced policy, immigrants who work in the cannabis industry where it is legal to do so may find it difficult to obtain U.S. citizenship.
The topic of deportation has been one in the news frequently. Deportation isn't an issue that would affect a U.S. citizen but it can happen to those who are visiting the country, legally or illegally. The process of deportation occurs when the federal government formally removes a non-citizen from the United States. This could happen if the person is accused or convicted of a number of immigration or criminal laws.
If you or a loved one is seeking to become a citizen, there are ways to approach the process that could prove beneficial. For most, this means receiving a green card and becoming a citizen. However, there may be some things that are more challenging. If a person has been accused of a crime of moral turpitude, it could hinder the green card process.
If you are hoping to become a U.S. citizen, your dream is not a rare one. There are lots of reasons that a person may want to become a resident of the United States. It could be because family and friends already live here. It could be to pursue a job opportunity. Whatever the reason, you have the right to seek residency here.
In a particularly targeted and allegedly heinous scheme, a former Holland woman has been accused of ripping off undocumented immigrants. According to reports, the woman faces 7 criminal counts in Michigan Western District federal court, including one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, several counts of wire fraud and two counts of false personation of a U.S. official. The scheme was several years long and included attempts to target immigrants looking for U.S. citizenship. She claimed to be a person who could help aid immigrants in their process of seeking and attaining citizenship.