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Do they drug test you after you get your green card?

Van Nuys, CA |
Filed under: Immigration Green cards

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Attorney Answers 3


  1. Before? Yes
    After? No

    However, drug usage and/or drug convictions can cause green card holders to be deported.

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    Carl Shusterman, Esq.
    Former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82)
    Board Certified Immigration Attorney (1986 - Present)
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    600 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1550
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    (213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration experience. His response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Shusterman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.


  2. No, but if you are convicted of a drug offense you can lose the green card and be deported.

    Samuel Ouya Maina, Esq. 415.391.6612 s.ouya@mainalaw.com Law Offices of S. Ouya Maina, PC 332 Pine Street, Suite 707 San Francisco, CA 94104


  3. No, not after obtaining a green card. But stop using drugs if you're using. Drug charges, in addition to prison time, can get you removed from the country.

    Any and all responses to this and any other questions are intended for basic informational purposes only and are not legal advice.

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