§ 22.32 d. Child Abandonment
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“Abandonment” of something has been defined as “voluntary relinquishment of all right, title, claim and possession, with the intention of not reclaiming it.” Abandonment of children has been defined as “desertion or willful forsaking. Foregoing parental duties.” These definitions suggest an offense does not fall within this definition unless the person has totally abandoned all care for the child.
 black’s law dictionary, p. 2 (1990).
 black’s law dictionary, p. 3 (1990), citing Wright v. Fitzgibbons, 198 Miss. 471, 21 So.2d 709, 710 (1945).
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - DEPORTATION GROUND -- CHILD ABANDONMENT -- DEFINITION
Matter of Velazquez-Herrera, 24 I. & N. Dec. 503, ___ n.14 (BIA May 20, 2008) (BIA decision leaves open definition of crime of child abandonment: "it is not as evident to us that crimes of "child abandonment" would be so encompassed. We therefore leave that question for another day.").
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - CHILD ABANDONMENT
Gor v. Holder, 607 F.3d 180 (6th Cir. Jun. 4, 2010) (BIA found Ohio conviction for violation of Ohio Revised code 2919.21(B), "abandon[ment], or fail[ure] to provide support as established by a court order," constitutes a "child abandonment" conviction for purposes of INA 237(a)(2)(E)(i), 8 U.S.C. 1227(a)(2)(E)(i); although Sixth Circuit court found significant problems with this analysis, and with the BIAs expansive definition of "child abuse" in Matter of Velazquez-Herrera, 24 I. & N. Dec. 503, 508-09, 517 (BIA 2008), the court determined that it lacked jurisdiction to review the issue because it was raised as part of a sua sponte motion to reopen).