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Ninth Circuit Strikes Down Immigration Law that Equates Alcoholism with Poor Moral Character
Ninth Circuit Strikes Down Immigration Law that Equates Alcoholism with Poor Moral Character

Under federal immigration law, an individual who illegally resides in the U.S. is subject to deportation if authorities catch him or her, or if the individual commits certain crimes, such as driving under the influence. However, there are certain defenses to deportation that ...

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