Criminal Defense of Immigrants


§ 10.79 3. Crime of Moral Turpitude Deportation Ground

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The current rule is that a CMT conviction triggers deportation only if a potential sentence (rather than a sentence imposed or ordered by the court) of one year or more is possible and the conviction occurred within five (or ten) years of admission.[333]  See § § 20.32-25.37, infra. 


[333] AEDPA § 435(a) amending INA § 241(a)(2)(A)(i)(II), 8 U.S.C. § 1227(a)(2)(A)(i)(II).