Rights and Responsibilities of a Green Card Holder (Permanent Resident)
Your Rights as a Permanent Resident
As a permanent resident (green card holder), you have the right to:
» Live permanently in the United States provided you do not commit any actions that would make you removable under immigration law
» Work in the United States at any legal work of your qualification and choosing. (Please note that some jobs will be limited to U.S. citizens for security reasons)
» Be protected by all laws of the United States, your state of residence and local jurisdictions
Your Responsibilities as a Permanent Resident
As a permanent resident, you are:
» Required to obey all laws of the United States the states, and localities
» Required to file your income tax returns and report your income to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities (see IRS link to the right)
» Expected to support the democratic form of government and not to change the government through illegal means
» Required, if you are a male age 18 through 25, to register with the Selective Service
» For more information, see the “Maintaining Permanent Residence” and “International Travel as a Permanent Resident” pages.
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