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San Antonio Current
February 22, 2012

'Naz' beats an immigration system slim on second chances
By Michael Barajas

Instead of listing specific deportation-worthy crimes, Congress has laid out sweeping categories of criminal offenses, according to a Syracuse University research group, The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, which has been studying and reporting on the immigration court system. Those include crimes of "moral turpitude," a blanket designation involving any drug charges and so-called "aggravated felonies," categories that include misdemeanor offenses. Non-citizens, regardless if they're in the country legally, with any drug-related convictions could face deportation, according to TRAC's analysis.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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