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The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) contains provisions that render individuals who are not yet U.S. Citizens inadmissible, or removable (deportable), under certain circumstances. For example, convictions of Crime Involving Moral Turpitude (CIMT) may lead to an individual being found to be inadmissible or removable. Generally speaking, a CIMT is a crime that is inherently base, vile, or depraved. This determination is a very complex process requiring extensive legal analysis and application of years of court and administrative decisions that set forth the type of criminal activities typically considered to involve moral turpitude.

Learn more about this unpublished decision and its persuasive authority affects on our Immigration Blog.