Garfield Kenault Lawrence has been deported and separated from his family because of minor pot convictions.
Alex Timofeev has lived in Madison, WI for two decades. But he could be permanently sent back to Russia for smoking marijuana as a teenager.
A 26-year-old Jamaican who has resided in the US since he was three should not automatically be deported for being caught with a small amount of marijuana, the US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The case was Moncrieffe v. Holder.
Immigrants who are legally in the United States need not be automatically deported for minor drug offenses, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a unanimous decision.
Jerry Lemaine, busted with a single joint, imprisoned for 3 years and facing deportation, is among thousands whose fate may hinge on a drug-related convictions case to be argued on Wednesday before the United States Supreme Court.