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FAVORING REOPENING

GREEN CARDS REQUIRE EFFORT

So you're not a permanent permanent resident? Apparently not. The Permanent Resident Card, the "green card," is not merely an identification document allowing you to live and work in the US, it is also proof of your status. And, like everything of this world, your green card is not going to last forever. Green cards expire. They get old. And like a lot of things, when they get old, they don't work anymore.

WHEN UNCLE SAM ASKS YOU TO MOVE

White Sand  (for James Arthur Jackson and his daughter (my mom) Gertrude Elizabeth)
 
A little girl’s tears,
Crying for daddy,
A bag of white sand by the sandbox.
 
Soil conservation
Was what her dad did,
Working for someone named “Uncle Sam.”
 
The man named Sam
Had asked them to move.
The little girl had had to change schools.
 
Her dad brought home
Bags of white sand,
New Mexico, 1943.

Crossing Over The Rio Grande

CROSSING OVER 
 
 
walk to the edge, step down inside
move your legs, throw your hips wide
 
feel with your feet, aim by the stars
once you’re across, son, you’ll go far
 
people helping you, help them in return
this is how it works, son, this is how you’ll learn
 
 
Tom Youngjohn 01/20/11
 

DREAM ACT SASHAY

DREAM ACT SASHAY
 
Hopin’ to get a green card,
JJ studied so hard.
He was gettin’ all straight As.
He really made the grade.
 
But the Congress got sidetracked,
Wouldn’t pass that dang Dream Act,

The I-864 Affidavit of Support

When someone, say “the beneficiary,” is immigrating to the US based on a petition by a relative, a financial sponsor is required, sometimes more than one. The financial sponsor must file an “affidavit of support,” either a form I-864EZ or a I-864.

Green cards, unlike wine, do not age well.

So you're not a permanent permanent resident? Apparently not. The Permanent Resident Card, the "green card," is not merely an identification document allowing you to live and work in the US, it is also proof of your status. And, like everything of this world, your green card is not going to last forever. Green cards expire. They get old. And like a lot of things, when they get old, they don't work anymore.

N-400 Naturalization

N-400 NATURALIZATION

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