Criminal Deportation grounds – a plea or conviction that may result in deportation of a noncitizen who already has lawful status, such as a lawful permanent resident green card holder.

If you are convicted of a Controlled Substance Offense except for a single offense of simple possession of 30g or less of marijuana.

If you are convicted of a Crime of Moral Turpitude. Committed within 5 years of admission into the US and for which a prison sentence of one year or longer may be imposed or two convictions at any time not arising out of a single scheme.

If you are convicted of a Firearm or Destructive Device Offense.

If you are convicted of a Crime of Domestic Violence, Crime Against Children, Stalking or Violation of a Protective Order (Civil or Criminal).

If you are convicted of an Aggravated Felony:

Consequences, in addition to deportability: ineligibility for most waivers of removal, permanent inadmissibility after removal, enhanced prison sentence for illegal reentry.

Crimes included



Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Drug Trafficking (including most sale or intent to sell offenses, but also including possession of any amount of flunitrazepam and possibly certain second or subsequent possession offenses where the criminal court makes a finding of recidivism).

Firearm Trafficking

Crime of Violence with a one year or more prison sentence.

Theft or Burglary with a one year or more prison sentence.

Fraud or tax evasion where loss to victim is greater than $10,000.00.

Prostitution business offenses

Commercial bribery, counterfeiting, or forgery with at least a one year prison sentence.

Various Federal Offenses and possibly state analogues (money laundering, various federal firearms offenses, alien smuggling, failure to register as a sex offender).

Other offenses listed at 8 Unite States Code §1101(a)(43)

Attempt to conspiracy to commit any of the above.