Russian Denied Resident Status Over Cannabis-Related Work 1 Russian Denied Resident Status Over Cannabis-Related Work

Russian Denied Resident Status Over Cannabis-Related Work

By Jonathan Capriel (August 5, 2022, 6:06 PM EDT) — A California federal judge has affirmed a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services decision to deny a Russian national permanent resident status, ruling that by installing and maintaining a security camera system for a cannabis grower, the person had participated in the trafficking of a Schedule I drug.

U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright sided with the agency Thursday in a 12-page decision that said the USCIS committed “no error of law” when it denied Aleksei Sergeyevich Voronin’s Form I-485 application for permanent residence. The order granted the agency’s motion for summary judgment, which is under seal, and denied Voronin’s motion seeking declaratory…