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What Is Considered As A Deportable Crime?

The crime of deportation is the removal of a person from the United States. This is any criminal offense that rises to the level of being a felony under US immigration law and is punishable by more than one year in prison, not including any time served in immigration custody. Many people are unaware of their rights and responsibilities, which can lead to deportation if they are convicted of a crime. Some of these crimes are manslaughter, drug trafficking, rape, etc.

If you are facing deportation for any reason, it is essential to understand the US deportation laws and offenses guide that governs this process to make informed decisions about your case. The following list outlines some of the most common crimes and how they affect your eligibility for deportation:

1. Homicide

You could be deported if you commit murder in the United States or help someone else commit murder in the United States. 

This includes committing a felony such as a manslaughter or vehicular homicide or helping another person commit a felony such as murder or manslaughter. These crimes alone do not automatically make you deportable; however, if you are convicted of any other felony during the same period, you could be deported after completing any sentence imposed by a court (including probation).

2. Sex Offenses Against Children 

The Immigration and Nationality Act defines sex offenses against children as any sexual abuse or exploitation of a minor where the offender uses force or coercion, causes serious bodily injury, engages in prostitution, or engages in other conduct that would subject them to aggravated criminal penalties if committed by an adult. Sex offenses include child molestation, child pornography, and crimes involving child prostitution, child sex trafficking, and human trafficking.

3. Drug Trafficking

If you are convicted of drug trafficking, even if it is your first offense and does not involve trafficking across state lines, you could still be deported after serving any sentence imposed by a court (including probation).

4. Fraud and Embezzlement

Fraud and embezzlement are some of the most common crimes that lead to deportation. These types of crimes include stealing from an employer or employer who hired you for work without pay. It also includes tax evasion, when you do not pay taxes on income earned in the United States.

5. Kidnapping

Kidnapping can be considered a deportable offense if it involves taking someone against their will either by force or threat of force. The crime also has to involve sexual abuse, which means kidnapping someone against their will and sexually abusing them during the act of kidnapping them.

6. Assault and Battery Against Family Members

Assault and battery against family members is another type of crime that can lead to deportation depending on the relationship between the victim and perpetrator at the time of the incident.

It is important to note that not all crimes are considered deportable. In order for a crime to be an aggravated felony or deportable offense, it must be serious enough to warrant removal from the United States.

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