Criminal Defense of Immigrants


§ 20.42 VI. Immigration Consequences of Crimes of Moral Turpitude

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Admission or conviction of one or more crimes of moral turpitude can result in a finding of inadmissibility or deportability.  Although this chapter is focused on the direct immigration consequences of a crime of moral turpitude conviction, commission of a CMT may have non-immigration consequences as well.[274]

[274] For example, the noncitizen may be barred from obtaining a professional license, lose public office, or be impeached as a witness.  Removal, in general, causes loss of social security benefits under SSA Title II retirement funds earned over the working lifetime.  Social Security Act § 202(n)(1).