BIA Seeks Input Analyzing Moral Turpitude In Assault Case

By Alyssa Aquino (November 17, 2021, 8:34 PM EST) — The Board of Immigration Appeals wants public input on whether an immigrant convicted of assault in Michigan can be deported for crimes involving moral turpitude, saying Wednesday that a Sixth Circuit decision and two of its own rulings should be analyzed together.

The BIA issued its request after receiving the deportation case of an individual who had been convicted under a state law that penalizes the intention to make a person fear immediate harm. The board didn’t provide identifying details about the immigrant, instead only identifying the statute supporting the conviction.

The Sixth Circuit had unanimously ruled in 2019 in a different…