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News & Events

6.1.2002

Commuting to the United States as a Permanent Resident

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Generally, a foreign national who is a permanent resident of the United States must reside permanently in the United States or else risk losing permanent resident status. However, persons who have been granted U.S. permanent resident status can live in Canada or Mexico, even though they have no actual residence in the United States, without losing permanent resident status or a “green card” if they commute regularly to employment in the United States. Such persons are considered to be “alien commuters” or “green card commuters.” View full article (PDF).