§ 7.5 B. Inadmissibility Grounds
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Appendix E contains a checklist, and a brief description, of all crime-related grounds of inadmissibility, and indicates which of them are triggered by a criminal conviction. See also Chapter 18, infra. Only three are triggered by a criminal conviction, but the first two grounds are very common:
(1) Conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude. See § 18.13, infra.
(2) Conviction of a crime relating to a controlled substance. See § 18.14, infra.
(3) Multiple convictions with aggregate sentences imposed of five years.
See § 18.15, infra
A noncitizen who has a conviction that triggers a ground of inadmissibility may also be disqualified from a number of other immigration benefits. See § 18.9, infra.
· Aggravated Felony
· Cancellation of Removal for Lawful Permanent Residents
· Cancellation of Removal for Non-Lawful Permanent Residents
· Controlled Substance Possession
· Crime of Violence
· Crime of Moral Turpitude
· Family Unity Program
· Good Moral Character
· Lawful Permanent Resident Status
· Legalization Program
· Legalization Program for Special Agricultural Workers
· Particularly Serious Crime
· Petty Offense Exception
· Political Asylum
· Removal for Certain Aggravated Felony Convictions
· Removal for One Crime of Moral Turpitude Conviction
· Restriction on Removal
· Suspension of Deportation
· Temporary Protected Status
· Violence Against Women Act
· Voluntary Departure at End of Removal Proceedings
· Withholding of Deportation
Counsel should check the requirements of any form of immigration benefit or relief applicable to the client, to determine the crime-related requirements. See Chapter 24, infra.