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Immigration Law Illegally Equated Alcoholism with Poor Moral Character

In a 2-1 decision from the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on March 24, 2016, the court struck down part of an immigration law that made it very difficult for a person who habitually and excessively drinks alcohol to fight deportation. The court’s majority stated that alcoholism has long been recognized as a medical