Other Crimes: Deportable
In addition to convictions for the commission of crimes involving moral turpitude or aggravated felonies, convictions for the commission of any of the following crimes can make someone deportable from the US:
1. High speed flight from an immigration checkpoint
2. Failing to register as a sex offender
3. Violating any controlled substance law, except for simple possession for one’s own use of 30 grams or less of marijuana
4. Firearms violation
5. Domestic violence offense, stalking, child abandonment, child abuse, or child neglect
6. Any alien convicted of visa or passport fraud
In addition, a person involved in alien smuggling is deportable regardless of whether there is a conviction or not. Smuggling must have occurred prior to or at the time of the person’s entry or within 5 years of they entered.
Each crime in the above list is carefully defined by immigration law and court opinions, therefore to determine whether a crime that sounds like one of the above will cause someone to be deportable from the US requires a careful analysis of immigration law, criminal law, and court opinions. It is very important that anyone that has been convicted of having committed a crime meet with an experienced attorney to discuss their options.
If you have questions about your immigration case, it’s important to speak with an experienced immigration attorney to discuss your specific case and circumstances. Attorney Evelyn J. Pabon Figueroa is an Associate in the Orlando office of CPLS, P.A. She is a member of the firm’s Immigration Practice Group. Contact Attorney Evelyn today at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss any immigration issues you may be experiencing.