93 A.L.R. Fed. 2d 1 (2015)
Construction and Application of § 212(a)(2)(A)(i)(II) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C.A. § 1182(a)(2)(A)(i)(II)), and Predecessor Provision, Rendering Inadmissible Any Alien Convicted of, or Who Admits to, Violating Federal, State, or Foreign Laws Relating to Controlled Substances
"The Federal Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), in section 212(a)(2)(A)(i)(II), 8 U.S.C.A. § 1182(a)(2)(A)(i)(II), declares inadmissible "any alien convicted of, or who admits having committed, or who admits committing acts which constitute the essential elements of … a violation of (or a conspiracy or attempt to violate) any law or regulation of a State, the United States, or a foreign country relating to a controlled substance (as defined in section 802 of Title 21)." Pursuant to this statute, aliens who have been convicted of or admitted to any conduct "relating to" violations of laws involving controlled substances, as listed in the Federal Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C.A. §§ 802 et seq., have been rendered inadmissible, and such relief as expungements and pardons have not removed the negative immigration consequences of their offenses. In Coronado v. Holder, 759 F.3d 977, 93 A.L.R. Fed. 2d 581 (9th Cir. 2014), for example, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that possession of methamphetamine constituted a removable offense even though the convicting statute also included substances that were not listed on the federal controlled substance schedules. This annotation collects and discusses all cases construing and applying this provision and its predecessor."