August 17, 2022: Inadmissibility Webinar Series: Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude (CIMT): Impact on Immigrant Survivors

Aug 17, 2022 2:00PM—3:00PM



Cost Free for ASISTA Members

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Private Webinar FREE for ASISTA Paid Members

(Non-members must pay the webinar fee to participate or join us)

Inadmissibility Webinar Series: 

Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude (CIMT): Impact on Immigrant Survivors

Wednesday, August 17th 2022 from 2-3pm EST

(1-2pm CST/12-1pm MST/11am-12pm PST)


Join ASISTA for a discussion into the impact of the category of criminal offenses known as Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude (CIMT) on immigrant survivors. When a noncitizen has triggered the CIMT ground of inadmissibility at 212(a)(2)(A)(i)(I), they are ineligible to receive visas or be admitted to the United States unless a waiver or exception applies. CIMTs may have additional effects on an immigrant survivor’s claim for relief, including ineligibility for VAWA cancellation, mandatory detention, deportability, or denial of good moral character. In this webinar, we will discuss when a noncitizen has triggered a CIMT ground, what exceptions or waivers may be available, and how to avoid unintentionally triggering the ground.


Kelly Head, Staff Attorney, ASISTA

Cristina Velez, Legal & Policy Director, ASISTA

Note: Approved for 1 TX MCLE credit hour.

Who can participate in this webinar?  ASISTA is offering this webinar FREE for ASISTA paid members.  All others may join ASISTA or pay for the webinar individually. 

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Per-Webinar Cost for non-members:

Individual   $100.00                         Agency   $150.00 (more than one participant)

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