Grounds of exile for criminal sentence
Question: I have a crime and do not know how it will affect my exodus status. What exactly are the exodus consequences of criminal activity? Deportation?
Answer: The INA lists a number of criminal grounds for picking an alien as invalid or exile but instead fall under a broad class of crimes. Such as crimes meaning moral vice or annoyed outlaws. In addition, certain criminal conduct prevent a finding of good moral character under the INA. Thereby stopping an alien from becoming either a naturalized U.S. citizen or a candidate for certain types of relief.
Question: What are crimes implying moral corruption and what are crimes of violence?
Answer: Immigration law has used the term moral turpitude in its criminal grounds for exclusion since 1891. In general, thus, certain crimes such as murder, rape, blackmail. Since 1988, Congress has designated specific offenses as aggravated felonies for migrant purposes. The only crimes designated in the 1988 Act were murder, drug trade, and illegal trade in firearms or destructive devices. Subsequent legislation has expanded the definition of aggravated felony a number of times, to include certain categories of crimes.
Which is punishable by imprisonment of at least a year; a federal offense relating to the prostitution business; a federal offense relating to peonage, slavery, involuntary servitude, or trade in persons; any of various offenses relating to espionage, protecting undercover agents, classified information, sabotage, or treason; fraud, deceit, or federal tax evasion, if the offense involves more than $10,000; alien smuggling, other than a first offense involving the alien spouse, child, or parent; illegal entry or reentry of an alien previously deported on account of committing an aggravated felony; an offense relating to falsely making, forging, counterfeiting, mutilating, or altering a passport or migrant document if.
(1) the term of custody is at least a year and
(2) the offense is not a first offense relating to the alien spouse, parent, or child; failure to appear for service of a sentence, if the underlying offense is punishable by imprisonment of at least five years; an offense relating to commercial bribery, counterfeiting, forgery, or trade in vehicles with altered identification numbers, for which the term of custody is at least one year; an offense relating to obstruction of justice, perjury or subornation of perjury, or bribery of a witness. As you can see, there are a multitude of aggravated felonies. Thus, if you are in a position where you are considering pleading to a sentence, you should not do so until you find out exactly what the migrant consequences are of pleading.