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It's incredible that this had to go to the supreme court to be decided. There is NOTHING "science-based" about deporting people for choosing a FAR safer and FAR less-addictive alternative to alcohol! We need to think about the children and get marijuana off of our streets and into our stores!!
This is wonderful news, and will help many inside the US!! I want to point out that this form of discretion should also be applied to the spouses of US Citizens who are seeking entry to our country. My husband has never been to American, and yet he has been permanently barred for 2 charges of marijuana possession in his early adult hood in Jamaica. We have 2 small children, and I have a 71 year old father whom I care for, that has suffered 2 strokes and is having surgery to remove a cancerous tumor on Monday... moving to Jamaica is not an option for me. Under current immigration law there is nothing I can do to appeal this decision that essentially denies my right to due process under the immigration law. As a petitioner, and wife of the intending immigrant and a United States Citizen, I believe an appeal, with the ability to present my entire family case, is not too much to ask when faced with such harsh punishment. The waiver provisions in the proposed bill by the Gang of 8 would allow my family and many like mine to have their day in court. We are praying every day for our family's unity! www.bringtheforresterfamilytogether.com
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