Multiple Criminal Convictions—INA § 212(a)(2)(B)

An individual is inadmissible under this ground if he or she has been convicted of the following:

  • Two or more offenses, regardless of whether they are in a single scheme or single trial; and
  • Regardless of whether the crimes involve moral turpitude;
  • For which the aggregate sentences to confinement are five or more years.

Not only is there a requirement of two or more convictions, but also the sentences combined must be five or more years. In addition, the “five or more years” requirement refers to the time sentenced, not time served.