In any case in which an appeal has been taken, the party taking the appeal may file a written withdrawal thereof with the office. The withdrawal of an appeal shall result in the initial decision being final to the same extent as though no appeal had been taken. Departure from American Samoa of the person who is the subject to deportation proceedings subsequent to taking of an appeal but prior to a decision thereon shall constitute a withdrawal of the appeal and the initial decision in the case shall be final to the same ex tent as though no appeal had been taken.

History: Rule 3-86, eff 7 Dec 86.