Immigration and crime

Any criminal action can have immigration consequences. More and more people are being deported for criminal acts that they either were found guilty or plead out a deal. Often time’s people were not aware that their criminal proceedings would affect their immigration status. Every case is different but here are some questions that we hear often.

I have some immigration problems and I am also in trouble with the police here in Dallas/Fort Worth; will I be deported?
Find more about Immigration Deportation in Arlington, Texas, and Mansfield, Texas by clicking here. Deportation is being removed and sent back to your home country after already having been admitted into the United States. Inadmissibility takes place at the border when you are seeking to be admitted into the United States and are refused entry. Any alien that has been admitted to the United States may be deported if he is convicted of a crime of moral turpitude within 5 years of his admission into the United States. Being deported requires a conviction unlike inadmissibility to the United States which only requires that you have admitted to committing the elements that make up a crime of moral turpitude that you were charged with.

You may also be deported for multiple convictions of crimes of moral turpitude regardless of what year the convictions occurred as long as both crimes did not happen in a single scheme of criminal misconducts.

What does a crime of moral turpitude mean?
A crime of moral turpitude is an act of vileness or depravity in the private and social duties which a man owes to his fellow-men, or to society in general, contrary to the accepted and customary rule of right and duty between man and man. Crimes of moral turpitude include murder, fraud, and voluntary manslaughter.

We recommend that you speak with our immigration attorney as well as a criminal defense attorney at Our Law Firm. These areas of law are different but are closely connected and can cause life-long consequences.