What if he was a foreigner?

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Trey Anastasio Trey Anastasio of the rock group Phish was arrested in December 2006 in Whitehall, New York, for illegally possessing hydrocodone, Percocet and Xanax. He went through drug court and afterwards his conviction was reduced to a misdemeanor. A conviction for possessing drugs is a deportable offense and also subjects one to mandatory detention while the case is pending. Being a drug addict or abuser is also a grounds of deportability and a ground of removability  which requires detention while…

What if she was a foreigner?

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Paris Hilton Paris Hilton, great granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, and famous person in her own right, pled guilty to misdemeanor cocaine possession in Las Vegas on September 17, 2010. She was sentenced to one year probation, 200 hours community service, $2,000 fine and ordered to complete a drug abuse program. Possessing drugs is a deportable offense under INA § 237(a)(2)(B)(i). It is waivable for a permanent resident if the permanent resident has resided in the United States for the past…