What Are Crimes of Moral Turpitude?

Under U.S. immigration law, a conviction for a “crime of moral turpitude” (often called “crime involving moral turpitude” or CIMT) can prevent an individual from successfully applying for a visa or green card, or can cause an individual who already has a visa or green card to be removed from the country. This type of … Continue reading “What Are Crimes of Moral Turpitude?”

What is an “Aggravated Felony” and How Can it Impact My Immigration Case?

All criminal activity can have a major impact on your immigration case, but none more so than aggravated felonies. US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) states that anyone convicted of an aggravated felony after November 29, 1990 is permanently barred from demonstrating good moral character (which we explained in our previous blog) for the purpose … Continue reading “What is an “Aggravated Felony” and How Can it Impact My Immigration Case?”

“Good Moral Character” Explained

One of the most difficult aspects of immigration is that some of the criteria is subjective in nature. Many cases require that a person demonstrate that they have “good moral character.” How does one quantify good moral character (GMC)? Let’s start with the definition provided by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS): “GMC means character … Continue reading ““Good Moral Character” Explained”

Deportation Defense: How the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Could Help

There is a special defense that may protect you from deportation if you are a victim of domestic violence. A VAWA cancellation of removal protects victims of abuse who have a US citizen or legal permanent resident spouse or parent. To apply for a VAWA cancellation of removal, you have to actually be in removal … Continue reading “Deportation Defense: How the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Could Help”


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