Crimes of Moral Turpitude


§ 3.10 VII. Deportation Grounds

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A noncitizen convicted of a crime of moral turpitude, committed within five years of admission, for which a sentence of one year or more may be imposed, is deportable.[122]  A noncitizen convicted at any time after admission of two or more crimes involving moral turpitude not arising out of a single scheme of criminal misconduct is also deportable.[123]  See Chapter 5, infra.

[122] INA § 237(a)(2)(a)(i), 8 U.S.C. § 1227(a)(2)(a)(i).

[123] INA § 237(a)(2)(a)(ii), 8 U.S.C. § 1227(a)(2)(a)(ii).