• Hours & Info

    (562) 495-0554
    M-F: 8:00am - 6:00 p.m.
    Sat: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Social

  • Past Blog Posts

Court Defers to BIA’s Interpretation of Good Moral Character Requirements


The Fifth Circuit held that the BIA did not err in concluding that a petitioner cannot establish good moral character if he has been incarcerated for 180 days or more, regardless of the nature of the underlying crime of conviction. The court also upheld the BIA’s interpretation that INA §240A(b)(1) requires the petitioner to establish good moral character during the 10 years immediately preceding the final administrative decision of the IJ or BIA on the petitioner’s application, as opposed to the 10 years preceding service of the NTA.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: