The following convictions render a lawful permanent resident inadmissible as well as are subject to mandatory detention by the immigration authorities:

  • Conviction or sufficient admission of a crime involving moral turpitude subject to a juvenile offense and petty offense exceptions;
  • Any controlled substance offense conviction or violation of a law relating to a controlled substance (no exceptions);
  • Any two or more criminal offenses with aggregate sentence of over 5 years;
  • “Reason to believe” drug trafficking;
  • Prostitution and commercialized vice.
  • Certain aliens involved in serious criminal activity who assert immunity to prosecution
  • Foreign officials who engaged in particularly severe violations of religious freedoms
  • Human trafficking
  • Money laundering
  • Terrorism grounds