Petty theft with a prior
Aggravated Felony (AF)
Theft as defined by 484 is not an AF even if 1 yr imposed but avoid getting both 1 yr and loss of $10k. See PC 484.
Crime Involving Moral Turpitude (CIMT)
Yes CIMT. See Advice
Other Removal Grounds
No other removal ground.
Advice and Comments
CIMT: If there is a CIMT prior such as any 484 offense, this makes a dangerous two CIMT convictions. To avoid a CIMT, consider plea to PC 459, 496, or VC 10851. For rules governing when CIMTs trigger a removal ground, see n. 3.
Prop 47 can reduce a qualifying prior 666 to misdemeanor. See materials on Prop 47 and Immigrants at www.ilrc.org/crimes