Immigration Consequences of State Criminal Convictions
By Elizabeth Young · October 9, 2010 · 2010 Ark. L. Notes
In categories: International and Immigration Law
Certain criminal convictions can cause a foreign national to be deemed deportable from the United States. This is true of foreign nationals that are in the country with documentation (either permanent residents with green cards or temporary residents, such as students), as well as those present without any documentation. There are many different categories of criminal convictions that can make a person removable, including crimes of domestic violence, controlled substance violations, and failure to register as a sex offender.