Saturday, December 7th, 2019

Why the Average Visa Applicant Can’t Be Expected to Recognize a ‘Crime Involving Moral Turpitude’


"In a fascinating recent decision (courtesy of attorney Stephen Heller), the Office of Administrative Appeals determined that a visa waiver applicant is not expected to know the meaning of a “crime involving moral turpitude” (“CIMT”), with the welcome recognition 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.”   Amen to that." – Myriam Jaidi, Oct. 13, 2012.