Criminal Defense of Immigrants


§ 20.30 (C)

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(C)  State Department Policy.  In addition, the State Department rule in issuing visas is that a person will not be found inadmissible for a moral turpitude offense committed (1) while the person was under 15, or (2) between the person’s 15th and 18th birthdays, unless the person was convicted as an adult for a felony involving violence, as defined in 18 U.S.C. § § 1 and 16.  If the person committed two crimes involving moral turpitude between the ages of 15 and 18, however, s/he will be inadmissible.[210]

[210] 22 C.F.R. § § 40.21(a)(2), (3).