Immigration Fact of the Week Feb. 22

Green Card HolderQuestion:

Who is a Green Card Holder?


A Green Card holder is a person who has authorization to live and work in the United States permanently.

A Green Card is a document that serves as proof of a person’s lawful immigrant status in the U.S. Lawful immigrant status is also referred to as permanent residency. The two most common ways of obtaining a Green Card are through family-based Green Card petitions and employment-based Green Card petitions.

Among other benefits, a Green Card holder also has the right to obtain permanent residency for his or her immediate relatives (spouse and children.)

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