The Ninth Circuit has deferred to the Board of Immigration Appeals’ decision in Matter of Gonzalez Romo, finding that a lawful permanent resident convicted of solicitation to possess marijuana for sale was inadmissible upon presentation at a port of entry under section 212(a)(2)(A)(i)(I) (crime involving moral turpitude), even though that section refers only to conspiracy or attempt to commit a crime involving moral turpitude, not solicitation of a crime involving moral turpitude. The court relief on the absurdity of making a lawful permanent resident deportable under the corresponding crime involving moral turpitude ground for solicitation to commit a crime involving moral turpitude, but not rendering them inadmissible for the conviction.

The full text of Romo v. Barr can be found here: