“Green Card” is the Symbolic reference to Lawful Permanent Residency status in the United States. The official term for Green Card is “Alien Registration Receipt Card, Form I-551.
In the case of United States v. Campos-Serrano the Supreme Court of the United States referred to this card as an identification document, which the holder may use in lieu of a visa to reenter the United States after TEMPORARY visits abroad.
It is important to know that holding a Green Card does not give an automatic right to the holder to enter the United States. A Green Card holder must still, like other foreign nationals must show that he/she is not excludable on any basis.
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