DUI convictions can block asylum in the U.S.

Oct 10, 2008 @ 05:02 PM — by Myles L. Berman

According to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a native of El Salvador who had three prior drunk driving convictions was rendered ineligible for asylum. The court found that the Attorney General reasonably found the DUI convictions were "particularly serious" even though they were not aggravated felonies. The Attorney General concluded that the alien would be a danger to the community.

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