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But not everyone qualifies for asylum or refugee status. You must meet some strict requirements, as described in this article. In particular, you must show two things:
You are unable or unwilling to return to your home country because you have been persecuted there in the past or have a well-founded fear that you will be persecuted if you go back.
The reason you have been (or will be) persecuted is connected to one of five things: your race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or your political opinion.
Let's look more closely at what these requirements mean.
a 22% reduction in prison population would be an interesting curve ball if he could some how implement that portion of the measure ,blanket pardon to the ones in federal prisons and work out something with the states to get the rest out . probally wont happen but would be hilarious trying to see the negitive spin placed on such an action from both sides
Perhaps the single greatest force behind the growth of the prison population has been the national "War on Drugs." The number of incarcerated drug offenders has increased twelvefold since 1980. In 2000, 22 percent of those in federal and state prisons were convicted on drug charges
originally posted by: notsure1
Why didnt Obama do this? Oh yeah because he never cared about us and what we actually wanted..
originally posted by: MteWamp
I think there are a HUGE number of "Conservative Christians" that support legalization. As a matter of fact, I KNOW that there are.
originally posted by: Zanti Misfit
a reply to: dashen
Imagine after this , Millions of American's Stoned Out of their Minds on a Daily Basis in All 50 States . Driving , Working , Vegetating on the Couch , what will that do to the Everyday Functions We All have to Accomplish in order to have Safe Peaceful Lives in this Country ? I can See a Dire Adverse Reaction to our Society if this eventually comes to pass.......
originally posted by: musicismagic
Good, never could understand why one would be sent to jail/prison for smoking weed, yet a drunk driver kills someone and gets off the hook with little or no time in prison. (at least that is how it was 50 years ago)
originally posted by: olaru12
Trumps cheese is off the cracker. He doesn't even know what he's talking about anymore. The Conservative Christians would never let Trump legalize MJ. The CC are a yuggge part of his constituency and he needs their support.
He said he would pardon Muhammad Ali but Ali was pardoned back in 1971. Dementia... and has to repeat everything 3 times.