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Appendix E. Checklist of Crime-Related Grounds of Inadmissibility
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This checklist collects crime-related grounds of inadmissibility.
This list includes all grounds of inadmissibility listed under INA § 212(a)(2), 8 U.S.C. § 1182(a)(2) (criminal and related grounds), and additional grounds that can be said to be related to crimes.
This checklist has been organized into two categories: (I) Conviction-based grounds of inadmissibility, which require one or more final criminal conviction(s) that meet a certain definition before inadmissibility is triggered (Appendix E, § § 2-4, infra.); and (II) Conduct-based grounds of inadmissibility, which are based not on a criminal conviction, but on some behavior or status exhibited by a noncitizen (Appendix E, § § 6-44, infra.). Within the second category, the grounds have been further divided into grounds related to controlled substances, fraud, trafficking in persons, security, and general/miscellaneous grounds.
 Note that the grounds of inadmissibility and waivers for noncitizens without papers, illegally present, previously removed, and who failed to attend immigration proceedings, are not included in this checklist.