Criminal Defense of Immigrants


§ 19.99 C. Relationship to Other Grounds of Removal

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Most convictions that fall within an aggravated felony conviction will also fall within one or more other grounds of removal, for example, as a crime of moral turpitude,[1182] a controlled substances offense,[1183] a firearms offense,[1184] or a crime of domestic violence.[1185]


Counsel should identify the other grounds of removal that may apply to a given aggravated felony conviction, since those additional grounds may trigger additional adverse consequences.  For example, while an aggravated felony conviction may not render a noncitizen inadmissible, the same conviction may trigger inadmissibility as a crime of moral turpitude or controlled substances offense.


[1182] See Chapter 20, infra.

[1183] See Chapter 21, infra.

[1184] See Chapter 23, infra.

[1185] See Chapter 24, infra.