United States lawful permanent residency refers to a person’s immigration status: the person is authorized to live and work in the United States of America on a permanent basis.
A United States Permanent Resident Card is an identification card attesting to the permanent resident status of an alien in the United States. It is known as a green card because it had been green in color from 1946 until 1964, and it has reverted to that color since May 2010.
Green card also refers to an immigration process of becoming a permanent resident. The green card serves as proof that its holder, a lawful permanent resident (LPR), has been officially granted immigration benefits, which include permission to reside and take employment in the United States. The holder must maintain permanent resident status, and can be removed from the United States if certain conditions of this status are not met.
Sacramento Immigration Attorney John Khoo has been processing hundreds of applications for permanent residency and will be happy to assist you. Call him at (916) 736-3678 or use the consultation form to describe your case.