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Court Finds California Felony Conviction Reclassified as a Misdemeanor Retains Its Immigration Consequences

The Ninth Circuit concluded that the petitioner’s felony conviction for Possession of Marijuana for Sale under California Health & Safety Code §11359 rendered the petitioner removable, even though the conviction had been recalled and reclassified as a misdemeanor under California’s Proposition 64. The court explained that valid state convictions retain their immigration consequences even when modified or expunged for reasons of state public policy.

I was arrested for a small petty theft. Is that a felony?

I was arrested for a small petty theft. Is that a felony ? – Immigration – Avvo.com http://ping.fm/TW7CL

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