People who apply for and receive a green card become permanent residents of the United States. As a permanent resident, one is able to work in the U.S. and is afforded the same protection under U.S. laws as a citizen.
There are 3 ways in which an individual may be eligible to receive a green card. These are through family, through a job, and through refugee status.
Family members of citizens and permanent residents and immediate relatives of U.S. citizens can apply for permanent residency with a green card. Also, if you have lived in the U.S. as a refugee for a year or more, you are eligible for permanent residency.
In addition, people who invest in U.S. businesses, have a permanent job offer from a company in the U.S., have been determined to have an “extraordinary ability,” and people doing religious work may be eligible to receive a green card due to their employment.
Contact the Orange County green card lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C. at 800-242-2151 today, if you or someone you know needs assistance applying for a green card.