Some individuals in Ohio may benefit from understanding which crimes warrant removing someone's immigration status. First, it could be useful to know which federal agencies oversee criminal cases involving people who have certain immigrant statuses. The Department of Justice's Office of Immigration Litigation has authority coordinating and managing federal court immigration cases, and it also upholds the Immigration and Nationality Act and the authority of the Executive Branch. Other agencies involved in these cases include the Executive Office for Immigration Review, the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S Attorney's Offices.
According to the OIL, in any case in which an immigrant is facing criminal charges, the defense counsel, prosecutors and other parties involved should all possess a basic comprehension of immigration law. Charges that are considered grounds for removal upon a conviction include aggravated felonies, crimes of moral turpitude, offenses involving controlled substances and those involving firearms or destructive devices. In addition, convictions related to domestic violence, child abuse, stalking, neglect and child abandonment, treason, failing to register as a sex offender, violating a protective order, fleeing from an immigration checkpoint and falsifying documents may also result in the removal of one's immigration status.