Ninth Circuit Decision on State Drug Offenses

August 30, 2004

Here’s an interesting decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit finding that state felony drug offenses are not” aggravated felonies” for immigration purposes unless the offense contains a trafficking element or is punishable as a felony under the federal laws enumerated in 18 U.S.C. Sec. 924(c)(2).

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