Criminal Defense of Immigrants


§ 17.16 3. 2 or More Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude Convictions

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The elements of this ground of deportation are as follows:


(1) two convictions

(2) after admission

(3) of a crime

(4) of moral turpitude

(5) not arising as part of a single scheme of criminal misconduct.


If the government cannot prove by clear and convincing evidence that each of these elements exists, the noncitizen is not deportable under this ground.  See § 17.9, supra.  For a detailed discussion of this ground, see § § 20.38-20.41, infra.