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Spanish Daily Journal
     January 6, 2020      #31-6 sdj
 
Immigration attorneys urge caution with new

CHICAGO — Recreational marijuana is legal in Illinois, but legal experts are urging immigrants to exercise caution as marijuana use or cannabis-related jobs could mean repercussions, including deportation.

Illinois now allows adult recreational marijuana, but the drug still is banned federally. That means immigration officials can take marijuana use, investment or work into account in denying U.S. entry or applications for legal permanent residency known as green cards. Some could face detention or deportation.

“Unwary immigrants and non-citizens ... can sort of feel like this is a trap because they don’t think that ...

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