Denver mayor says legal immigrants are being denied citizenship due to work in marijuana industry

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Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and City Attorney Kristin Bronson say legal immigrants in Denver are being denied the opportunity to become naturalized citizens because they work in the cannabis industry. In a letter Wednesday to U.S. Attorney General William Barr, Hancock said he met with two immigrants this week, one from El Salvador and another from Lithuania, who have lived in Colorado for two decades. “They have graduated from our schools,” the mayor wrote. “They have paid their taxes.

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