Immigration & Citizenship

Are Green Cards Really Green?

A Green Card gives someone the legal right to live and work permanently in the United States. It also lets them travel to other countries for a certain period of time and apply for their spouse and children to get Green Cards.

People who have Green Cards are not citizens, but they can apply for citizenship after they’ve had their Green Card for a certain number of years.

Follow the link to see the rights and responsibilities of people who have Green Cards.


Response Question: 
  • Does United States law protect a Green Card holder who is the victim of a violent crime?
  • How do you know?
  • What do you think would happen to a Green Card holder who committed a violent crime?


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