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Immigration Fact of the Week (January 8 – 14)

Can My Green Card be Revoked?Can My Green Card be revoked?

Yes, in some cases.

A green card makes the holder of the card a permanent resident of the U.S. for life. This status is permanent but it can also be revoked in some cases.

If you commit an immigration fraud or a criminal activity, you are more likely to lose your green card. For example, if you are found to have married a U.S. citizen just to get a green card, your card can be revoked if the immigration authorities find that out. Likewise, if you commit a serious crime or if you are found to have lied or omitted relevant information on your green card application, your green card may be revoked.

If you remain outside the U.S. for too long and if you do not intend to make the U.S. your permanent home, you might lose your permanent resident card. This will happen if you are found to have abandoned your status in the U.S. To make sure you do not lose your green card, you will need to maintain your lawful permanent resident status in the U.S. 

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