About the bill
Should marijuana use or possession be grounds for expulsion from the U.S.?
More than 34,000 undocumented immigrants were deported between 2007 and 2012 for marijuana possession as their most serious offense.
This dropped considerably starting in November 2014, after the Obama Administration’s Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced that marijuana possession would no longer be an “enforcement priority” for deportation officials.
However, the Trump Administration reverted to once again making it a federal enforcement priority.
What the legislation does
The Removing Marijuana from Deportable Offenses Act would remove use, possession, or distribution of marijuana from the list of actions meriting deportation.
It would also establish that any undocumented immigrant who had previously been deported for such a marijuana-related offense can apply for readmission to the ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for New Jersey. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jun 27, 2019
Length: 3 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on June 27, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
What legislators are saying
Jun 27, 2019
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S. 2021 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 2021. This is the one from the 116th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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