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
- Second-Preference Spousal Petitions by LPR Who Obtained LPR Status Through Marriage
- Employment Authorization for Certain Abused Nonimmigrant Spouses
- VAWA Self-Petitioning for Battered Children
- Esquivel-Quintana v. Sessions - SCOTUS Defines Generic Crime of "Sexual Abuse of a Minor"
- Proving Citizenship or Permanent Residency to Petition for Relative