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Marijuana will be legal in Illinois soon — but immigrants warned to think before they partake

By in Immigration Alerts

While states across the US legalize marijuana, immigration attorneys and advocacy groups want to advise immigrant clients not to use or purchase “legal” cannabis or find employment in the new growing legal marijuana industry.

Why? It could lead to dire consequences, including deportation.

Here’s how. Even just admitting to marijuana use puts an immigrant resident at risk for potential deportation. Missed-status households are at particular risk because a person working in the marijuana industry residing in that home actually threatens the legal status of a family member who is not a citizen.

Learn more in this article from the Chicago Tribune: