BIA precedent in the Matter of Abdoulin, 17 I&N Dec. 458 (BIA 1980) allows immigration adjudicators to consider evidence that an LPR who is petitioning for a relative had abandoned his or her LPR status. A petition can be denied on this basis even if there is no formal finding of abandonment against the LPR petitioner.
Evidence that Petitioner Abandoned LPR Status May be Considered in Adjudicating Family-Sponsored Petition
- Matter of D-R-, 25 I&N Dec. 445, 457-64 (BIA 2011): Admissibility of Evidence in Removal Proceedings
- VAWA Self-Petitioning for Battered Children
- "Same or Similar" Draft Memorandum for I-140 Portability and AILA's Comments
- USCIS-PM on Inadmissibility for Falsely Claiming U.S. Citizenship (3): Adjudication
- Second-Preference Spousal Petitions by LPR Who Obtained LPR Status Through Marriage