Criminal Defense of Immigrants


§ 23.21 (C)

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(C)  Domestic Violence.  Conviction of a crime of violence constitutes a basis for deportation under the domestic violence ground of deportation if the defendant has or has had a specified relationship with the victim (spouse, co-habitant as spouse, co-parent of a child).[131]  A firearms offense that is a crime of violence may therefore be a crime of domestic violence if committed against a listed victim.  See, generally, Chapter 22, supra.

[131]  See INA § 237(a)(2)(E)(i), 8 U.S.C. § 1227(a)(2)(E)(i).  This applies to convictions received on or after September 30, 1996.