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Articles Tagged: Moral Turpitude

Pondering the Definition of Moral Turpitude


By: Karen Smith* Because some criminal activities and convictions can result in adverse immigration consequences for non-U.S. citizens, a number of recent cases in federal courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals (the Department of Justice’s immigration court) have questioned which crimes may result in deportation or inadmissibility. The U.S. Attorney General advised courts on […]

When does a Crime not bar Cancellation of Removal?


By Danielle L.C. Beach Recently the Board of Immigration Appeals determined that a single conviction for a crime involving moral turpitude that qualified as a petty offense did not “stop-time” under INA 240A (d)(i) although it did make the alien removable under INA 237(a)(2)(A)(i).  This is very significant as the applicant could apply for Cancellation […]