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University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

How Voluntary Abandonment of Permanent Resident Status and Coercion Don't Mix
By Amy Seilliere, JD Candidate

Judicial efficiency is a possible concern with the proposal to place the burden on border patrol to prove a person's abandonment of LPR status was indeed voluntary. Immigration courts today are notoriously backlogged. A recent report from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse ("TRAC") at Syracuse University unveiled that there are over eight hundred thousand cases pending on the court's docket as of November 30, 2018. The average immigrant in the United States generally waits 726 days before an immigration judge hears their case......[Citing TRAC research].

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