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Virginia conviction renders petitioner removable (access required)

Although Virginia’s controlled substance statute is broader than its federal counterpart and penalizes the possession of substances that are not illegal under federal law, the statute is divisible. Thus, the Board of Immigration Appeals did not err in concluding that petitioner’s conviction for possession of ethylone rendered him removable from the United States. Background Federal immigration law ...