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CA9 on CIMT, misprision of a felony: Robles-Urrea v. Holder

"That an offense contravenes “societal duties” is not enough to make it a crime involving moral turpitude; otherwise, every crime would involve moral turpitude. Id. at 1070 (majority opinion). Because the BIA relied on this flawed rationale in concluding that misprision of a felony is...

AAO on Moral Turpitude, Willful Misrepresentation

"[W]e acknowledge that the term "moral turpitude" is not in common usage, and it is unlikely that the average person is aware of its meaning and application in U.S. immigration law. ... There is no indication that this applicant was aware that he had committed a crime involving moral turpitude...

Matter of Ortega-Lopez, ID 3777, 26 I&N Dec. 99 (BIA 2013)

The offense of sponsoring or exhibiting an animal in an animal fighting venture in violation of 7 U.S.C. § 2156(a)(1) (2006) is categorically a crime involving moral turpitude. - Matter of Ortega-Lopez, ID 3777, 26 I&N Dec. 99 (BIA 2013)

AAO CIMT/Waiver Victory: London

"[W]e acknowledge that the term "moral turpitude" is not in common usage, and it is unlikely that the average person is aware of its meaning and application in U.S. immigration law. In this case, the applicant did not disclose his conviction when asked about crimes involving moral turpitude...

18 U.S.C. 1015(a) Not CIMT: USA v. Li

"In sum, the Court concludes that a violation of [18 U.S.C.] § 1015(a) is not inherently fraudulent and does not include the element of materiality essential to perjury. As a result, the crime Li was convicted of committing is not categorically a crime involving moral turpitude." - USA...