Criminal Defense of Immigrants
§ 17.25 2. Domestic Violence Protection Order Violation
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This ground of deportation, added in 1996, applies to those, including juveniles, who suffer civil court findings of violation of a family violence protective order. A person becomes deportable whom a civil or criminal court has found to have violated a domestic violence protective order, even without a criminal conviction.
This ground of deportation therefore has the following elements:
(1) a determination
(2) by a court
(3) that issued a protection order
(4) that enjoined a noncitizen
(5) that the noncitizen engaged in conduct that violates
(6) the portion of the protection order
(7) that protects a person against credible threats of violence, repeated harassment, or bodily injury.
For a detailed discussion of this ground, see § § 22.33-22.40, infra.
 See INA § 237(a)(2)(E)(ii), 8 U.S.C. § 1227(a)(2)(E)(ii).