2001, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) confirmed this notion
“ The [FHA] does not prohibit discrimination based solely on a person's citizenship status. Accordingly, asking housing applicants to provide documentation of their citizenship or immigration status during the screening process would not violate the Fair Housing Act.”
“ Conviction” for immigration purposes = formal judgment of guilt entered by court, found guilty but adjudication withheld, plea of guilty or nolo contendre and person has admitted sufficient facts to warrant judgment of guilt
Term of imprisonment includes suspended time
A juvenile court disposition is not a conviction for immigration purposes
Crimes of moral turpitude committed within five years (or 10 years if LPR) after the date of admission, and sentence of one year or longer may be imposed.
Crime of Moral Turpitude = Crime that is inherently base, vile or depraved and contrary to the excepted rules of morality.
Multiple criminal convictions - any time after admission, two or more crimes involving moral turpitude, not arising out of a single scheme of criminal misconduct.
Aggravated felony (Note: life time bar to reentry) - Any alien who is convicted of an aggravated felony at any time after admission is deportable. DHS definition of “aggravated felony” can and often does differ from state and federal criminal statutes