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Deportable Offenses for Permanent Residents/Green Card Holders


All immigrants, including those with green cards, can be deported if they violate U.S. immigration laws. The most common reason for a Permanent Resident to be placed into removal proceedings or deported is because there is evidence that they have been convicted of a crime. However, this is a generality, as some criminal offenses do not even require ...

Becoming a US Citizen Part 2: What happens once the USCIS Form N-400 Application for Naturalization has been Submitted to Apply for U.S. Citizenship?


Once an application for naturalization has been accepted, it becomes a very exciting time for a Permanent Resident.  Because most contact with USCIS will be through the mail, it is of the utmost importance for the applicant to keep the same current mailing address throughout the entire naturalization process.  After USCIS receives and reviews t ...

Becoming a US Citizen Part 1: Determining a Permanent Resident’s Qualifications for U.S. Citizenship


Naturalization is a voluntary action in which one declares their allegiance to the United States, and is able to exercise their rights, responsibilities, and protections as an American citizen. Becoming a U.S. citizen through naturalization opens up new opportunities for lawful permanent residents (green card holders), and includes the privilege of ...

Green Cards-Truths, Myths, and Misconceptions


Obtaining a Permanent Resident Card or green card, is a privilege. It is proof that a person has lawfully obtained a permanent residence visa allowing them to live, work, and study permanently in the United States. The term “green card” originally took its name from a green photo identity card that was first issued to non-U.S. citizens shortly afte ...