Neil Young: U.S. Citizenship Delay Due to Marijuana Use

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Young says “The problem is defined in an April 19, 2019 addition under Attorney General Sessions.

“I want to be a dual citizen and vote,” Young, who’s a Canadian citizen, explained in a Nov. 8 post titled “I Have Been Very Successful in My Life.” “When I recently applied for American citizenship, I passed the test. It was a conversation where I was asked many questions. I answered them truthfully and passed.”

“Recently however, I have been told that I must do another test, due to my use of marijuana and how some people who smoke it have exhibited a problem,” he wrote in reference to a policy update issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services earlier this year.

Young continued: “The problem is defined in an April 19, 2019 addition under Attorney General Sessions. USCIS issued a Policy Alert which includes: ‘An applicant who is involved in certain marijuana related activities may lack GMC (Good Moral Character) if found to have violated federal law, even if such activity is not unlawful under applicable state of foreign laws.'”

“I sincerely hope I have exhibited good moral character and will be able to vote my conscience on Donald J. Trump and his fellow American candidates, (as yet un-named),” he added.

Neil Young: I won’t close the door on CSN&Y reunion

The Neil Young: I won’t close the door on CSN&Y reunionstatus of David Crosby, who appears o06 have upset Young and his other bandmates in recent years, remains the sticking point, with Young admitting he still has problems with his former colleague. (Ultimateclassicrock)

“Crosby should write an introspective book: Why People Won’t Talk to Me Anymore,’” Young told AARP in a recent interview. “He made a lot of great music for a long time. I don’t know what happened with David. I got nothing to say. I love Stephen [Stills]. I love Graham [Nash]. … If a reunion happens, it would be a surprise. I won’t close the door on anything. I can hold a grudge with the best of them but only if there’s a reason for it.”

He noted that he was in good health for hitting the road, ascribing much of his current condition to wife Daryl Hannah. “I’m trying to take care of myself,” the 73-year-old said. “Daryl’s a big help. She’s very health-oriented, which I never have been. Now I’m walking, swimming. Maybe tomorrow morning I’ll be stand-up paddling. I lost between 30 and 35 pounds in six months. Nice that I don’t have to carry that around anymore.”

 

At 74, Neil Young will finally become an American citizen -Neil Young has come up with a canny way to disarm those who have periodically criticized the veteran Canadian singer and songwriter’s most pointedly political songs or public statements about life in the USA on the grounds that “he’s not even an American.”

As of next month, that argument will no longer hold water.

“I’ve passed all the tests; I’ve got my appointment, and if everything goes as planned, I’ll be taking the oath of citizenship” shortly after turning 74 on Nov. 12. The salient point being, “I’ll be able to vote,” said Young, who has lived roughly two-thirds of his life in the U.S. since arriving in Los Angeles in the mid-’60s and first making his mark on the rock ’n’ roll landscape with Buffalo Springfield. (Los Angeles Times)

“I’m still a Canadian; there’s nothing that can take that away from me,” he said. Young was at a studio in Santa Monica where he and his wife, activist-actress Daryl Hannah, assembled their new film, “Mountaintop,” documenting the recording of Young’s latest album, “Colorado,” which arrives Oct. 25.

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