Criminal Deportations

All immigrants, including those with green cards, can be deported if they violate U.S. immigration laws. The most common reason for people to be placed into removal proceedings is that there is evidence that they have committed a crime. Specifically, immigrants can be deported if they commit either what is called a “crime of moral turpitude” under certain conditions described in this article, or an “aggravated felony,” unless the crime counts as a petty offense. In addition, certain crimes are specifically listed within the immigration laws as being grounds of deportability.