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Misconceptions and Myths About Green Cards

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There are a lot of misconceptions and myths about green cards. A green card, or permanent resident card, is a privilege that is given to someone who legally immigrates to the United States. In order to receive the full benefits of a green card, and to eventually become a citizen of the United States, the green card holder must remain in good standing in the US. Here are a few of the most common myths about green cards that US Immigration Bonds is aware of.

It’s Easy to Get a Green Card

There are a few ways to get a green card. The most well-known method is to marry an American citizen.

The second most common is to receive a green card through employment. Immigrants that can prove they have a skill that are high in demand and are not common, are given work visas and green cards to come work in the United States.

Finally, there is a green card lottery, also known as the Diversity Immigration Visa program. There are checks and balances in place to ensure that green cards are issued to those who deserve them. One of the most prevalent myths about green cards is that they are easy to get. The truth is that they are very difficult to get, and USCIS only issues a limited number every year.

You Need a Lawyer to Get a Green Card

All the information and forms to apply for a green card are available for free at the USCIS website. Though it’s not necessary to get an immigration attorney, immigrants who use the services of a lawyer are less likely to make mistakes. US Immigration Bonds recommends immigration attorneys to our clients almost every day.

Green Cards Lasts Forever

All green cards have an expiration date. A green card holder should apply for a new green card or citizenship before the green card they have expires. Not all green cards have the same life span, either. Greens cards issued through marriage are valid for only 3 years, whereas green cards issued through family sponsorship last for 10 years.

Once You Have a Green Card You Can’t Be Deported

Only American citizens can’t be deported. Green card holders can be deported, and some will lose their green cards if they commit a crime. It is ultimately determined by United States Immigration. US Immigration Bonds works with detainees, and can assist if you or a loved one are in the process of deportation.

Green Card Holders Have the Same Rights as Citizens

Green card holders cannot vote, and they do not have the right to permanent residence in the United States. These rights can be revoked at any point. Additionally, green card holders must spend at least 6 consecutive months in the US every year.

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