Criminal Defense of Immigrants


§ 21.24 (B)

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(B)  Inadmissibility.  A drug trafficking offense, whether resulting in a conviction or not, can trigger inadmissibility as a controlled substances offense and a crime of moral turpitude, and provides the DHS with “reason to believe” that the noncitizen is a drug trafficker.  There is little or no chance of relief in immigration court.[213]  An expungement will not work to avoid inadmissibility for a drug trafficking offense.[214]


[213] See § 21.16, supra.

[214] See § 21.36, infra.