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Is using a false social security card a crime involving moral turpitude?

The Immigration Professors Blog says Arias v. Lynch, No. 14-2839 (7th Cir. 8/2/4/16) would be the “hand down winner” of the “immigration case of the week,” if such a category existed. It highlights the confusion in federal courts over how to define a crime involving moral turpitude a.k.a “CIMT.” Or you can just skip to Judge Richard Posner’s concurrence which argues that “[it] is preposterous that that stale, antiquated, and worse, meaningless phrase should continue to be part of American law.”  He goes on. and if you’re tempted to use the “turpitudinous” in court, don’t–at least not in the 7th Circuit!

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