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Understanding what to expect when you get a green card

You are excited about the opportunity you have to make a new home in Illinois. You and your family have worked hard to gain eligibility to enter the United States and have access to the freedoms that you have heard so much about. One of your options is to get a green card that will allow you temporary privileges that enable you to do things like get a job. At Francis Law Center, we are committed to helping immigrants to acclimate to their new surroundings by providing reliable legal assistance. 

When you decided to apply for a green card, it is important that you are aware of the rights that you will be granted with the privilege of having a green card. According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, you will be allowed to work in the country. Fortunately for you, the type of employment you choose to pursue is not limited to certain jobs. Additionally, you will be able to live freely in the United States and be protected by its laws so long as you are a law-abiding citizen. 

As such, you are also bound to some responsibilities including the following:

  • You need to be supportive of the government. 
  • Based on eligibility, you will be required to register for Selective Service.
  • You will be required to obey all of the laws and submit appropriate documentation for tax returns each year.

When you understand the rights and responsibilities that are yours with the privilege of having a green card, you can be more confident in your ability to be a law-abiding citizen. For more information about green cards, visit our web page. 

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