Can My Green Card Be Revoked or Taken Away?
In our previous articles ( What Do I Need to Do after Receiving My Green Card?; Green Card Benefits; and Green Card Holder Responsibilities) we discussed both the benefits and responsibilities of having a Green Card. We informed you of the rules set by the government and advised you to comply with all applicable rules to avoid losing your Green Card.
Your Green Card Can Be Revoked
The following are some violations that can lead to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) revoking your Green Card:
- Vote in federal, state or local elections;
- Falsely claim to be a U.S. citizen;
- Fail to maintain permanent resident status;
- Commit a crime that would render you removable;
- Commit fraud to get immigration benefits (i.e. engage in a sham marriage, lie or omit relevant information on your application);
- Fail to timely notify USCIS of a change of address;
- Fail to remove conditions on your conditional Green Card.
A number of the above referenced violations seem quite obvious, but others appear to be mere oversights, leading one to mistakenly believe they are inconsequential. It is therefore important that you know what actions are considered violations that could result in loss of your Green Card and you refrain from engaging in such acts.
If you have any questions about violations that can result in loss of your Green Card or any other immigration matter, contact our attorneys at the Law Offices of Azita M. Mojarad, P.C. Our experienced immigration attorneys can address your concerns and advise you of the proper course of action to take.