Can a Second Conviction for a Simple Possession of a Controlled Substance Amount to an Aggrevated Felony for the Purpose of Immigration Law?

2 Pages Posted: 10 May 2011 Last revised: 18 May 2011

Date Written: May 9, 2011

Abstract

Can a second (subsequent) conviction for a simple possession of a controlled substance amount to an aggravated felony (leading to the removal or deportation of the suspect from the country) for the purpose of immigration law? This work explains the meaning of a "felony conviction" for the purpose of immigration law.

Keywords: Subsequent conviction, second conviction, reasons for deportation, why a convict can be deported

Suggested Citation

Cwinya-ai, Robert Ongom, Can a Second Conviction for a Simple Possession of a Controlled Substance Amount to an Aggrevated Felony for the Purpose of Immigration Law? (May 9, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1836231 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1836231

Robert Ongom Cwinya-ai (Contact Author)

Port of New Orleans Legal Office ( email )

Port of New Orleans Place
New Orleans, LA 70118
United States

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