Permanent resident status, also called “green card”, allows foreign nationals to live and work permanently in the United States, as long as they do not violate other immigration laws that would make them removable from the U.S.
Foreign nationals present in the U.S. under a non-immigrant visa (temporary visa) may be eligible to adjust their status to permanent resident without returning to their home countries. Those who are outside the U.S., depending on the nature of their cases, may have their cases processed by the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) and U.S. embassy of their home countries before they can be issued a visa to come to the U.S. as permanent residents.
The following are the main basis upon which foreign nationals may be granted permanent resident status in the United States:
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