You have worked so hard to obtain your green card. Congratulations! With this, you have earned the right to live and work in the U.S. for life.
However, it is important to understand that your green card does come with its share of terms and conditions. And failure to live by these terms can lead to the revocation of your green card and subsequent removal from the country.
Here are three instances when your green card can be revoked.
Lying during the application process
It is important that you provide honest information while applying for a green card. If you lie or leave out critical information, there is a pretty good chance the USCIS will learn the truth. And when they do, they might revoke your green card on grounds of fraud and initiate your deportation. For instance, marrying a U.S national for the sole purpose of obtaining your residency status can lead to the revocation of your permanent residency status.
Committing certain crimes
A single DUI or traffic offense will not threaten your green card status. However, certain crimes would. Crimes of moral turpitude, such as aggravated felony, drug and weapons trafficking, murder, rape, domestic violence and manslaughter, might lead to your removal from the country.
When you obtain a green card, you can still travel in and out of the country. However, an extended stay outside the U.S can jeopardize your permanent residency status. To avoid problems, it is important that you do not stay outside the country for more than six months while on a green card visa.
The U.S green card offers plenty of opportunities to its holder. Find out how you can protect your green card from revocation.