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Va. Marijuana Case Not a ‘Conviction’ Bar (access required)

A Peruvian’s 1997 Virginia adjudication for marijuana possession pursuant to Va. Code § 18.2-251, in which a judge deferred adjudication and ordered probation, did not count as a “conviction” under a federal immigration statute, 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(48)(A), and the 4th Circuit grants the petition for review and remands to the BIA petitioner’s request for ...

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