Florida Marijuana Convictions: New Change in Immigration Law


The United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in the case of Fuad Fares Fuad Said v. U.S. Attorney General held that a Florida marijuana conviction is not a deportable controlled substance violation under immigration law.

What does this mean for you?

You are not inadmissible or removable for any Florida marijuana offense as a controlled substance violation of immigration law in EOIR (Immigration Court), USCIS, or CBP jurisdictions in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama.

However, the sale of marijuana may be considered, although often erroneously, a crime involving moral turpitude under certain circumstances.

Consult an experienced immigration lawyer for representation in removal proceedings, for residency applications, or the reopening of your previously denied case to discuss your options in light of this new ruling by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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