Abandonment means that an LPR demonstrates the intent to no longer reside in America as an LPR – after the person has departed the United States. The USCIS also provides that if a parent abandons his/her LPR status, that abandonment is imputed to a minor child in the parent’s control and custody.
What Should LPRs Do If They are Asked to Relinquish Their Green Cards and Sign Abandonment of LPR Status Form I-407
According to the American Immigration Lawyers Association, an LPR may be requested to surrender their green card when they return to the US. The LPR shouldn’t automatically comply. The LPR doesn’t lose their LPR status just because they spent time abroad. A person keeps his/her LPR status until there is a final removal order.
Several other abandonment cases that may determine whether a Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) has abandoned their LPR status include the following:
There are many cases that review whether an LPR has abandoned/or hasn’t abandoned his/her Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) status. We discuss a few of these cases as discussed byMyAttorneyUSA