Immigration Law

USCIS Policy Alert: Controlled Substance-Related Activity and Good Moral Character Determinations

USCIS, Apr. 19, 2019

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to clarify that violation of federal controlled substance law, including for marijuana, remains a conditional bar to establishing good moral character (GMC) for naturalization even where that conduct would not be an offense under state law."