International Student Services
Permanent residents of the U.S. while not citizens are persons who hold the same employment rights and privileges accorded to U.S. citizens. Documented immigrants are issued an Alien Register Receipt Card, commonly known as the “green card”, as proof of their legal right to live and work permanently in the U.S. There are no special recruitment or hiring requirements to fulfill when employing a legal permanent resident. A legal permanent resident can use the green card to complete the I-9 form. They will also hold social security cards.
Application for Immigrant Status or Legal Permanent Residency
International Student Services will assist faculty and staff in obtaining immigrant status and a green card on the basis of employment only with the endorsement of the unit supervisor or hiring official.
There are three major steps in the application for legal permanent residency:
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