Immigration: Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude
In order to become a US citizen, one must generally have good moral character. This requirement can be muddied by the fact that some applicants have committed crimes but are unsure which crimes disqualify them from citizenship. An applicant (whether for green card or citizenship) can be denied and sometimes deported depending on the crime he or she was convicted for.
This article will discuss what is a "conviction" and a "crime involving moral turpitude" as it relates to immigration law purposes.