The Third Circuit has determined that a person who is convicted of making false statements in connection with a fraudulent marriage, and who is subsequently charged with deportability for a crime involving moral turpitude, cannot use a waiver under 237(a)(1)(H) of the INA to reach the crime involving moral turpitude ground.

“The fraud waiver ‘also operate[s] to waive removal based on the grounds of inadmissibility directly resulting’ from the underlying fraud. 8 U.S.C. §1227(a)(1)(H). But Tima’s removability under §1227(a)(2)(A)(i) for a conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude is not based on a ‘ground of inadmissibility.’ So the fraud waiver does not reach that clause. This conclusion follows from the Act’s text, structure, and application of the canons of construction.”

The full text of Tima v. Attorney General can be found here: