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Grounds of Deportability I

This lesson will discuss grounds of deportability for reasons other than criminal conduct.


This is one of two lessons on grounds of deportability. There are several such grounds.

I. Grounds of Inadmissibility that Also Are Grounds of Deportability

As an initial matter, the INA provides that, if immigration officials can prove that a ground of inadmissibility existed at the time of the noncitizen’s prior admission or adjustment to LPR status, but wasn’t discovered until afterward, that ground of inadmissibility can serve as a ground of deportability. In addition, there are...