People can secure the status of being a lawful permanent resident (i.e., a green card holder) in the U.S. via various actions. From directly applying for this status to marrying a U.S. citizen or making a qualifying business investment, there are a few different routes that can be taken to become a lawful permanent resident.
Once this status has been secured, however, certain actions have to be taken to maintain it, otherwise it will be lost.
Below, we’ll point out some of the common ways of losing lawful permanent resident status. For those who need assistance obtaining or maintaining this status – or making any change to their immigration status, contact a Los Angeles immigration lawyer at the Hanlon Law Group today.