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August 4, 2019

Wisconsin man gets deported after marijuana conviction
By Ting-Chia Kan of Wisconsin Watch

“In Wisconsin, if you’re pulled over and you have possession of marijuana, you’re likely to be placed in removal proceedings if you’re a noncitizen,” Barbato said. While some sheriffs have declined to flag the immigration status of nonviolent offenders, others in Wisconsin actively cooperate with ICE. This includes sheriffs in Dodge, Waukesha and Kenosha counties. According to TRAC, from 2015 to 2018, ICE arrested 49 people for marijuana sales or possession directly from state prisons and county jails. In that same time, ICE made 26 arrests outside of jails or prisons of immigrants caught selling or possessing marijuana.

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