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Your Rights and Responsibilities As A Permanent Resident

Authored By: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Being a permanent resident is a "privilege" and not a "right." The U.S. government can take away your permanent resident status under certain conditions. You must maintain your permanent resident status if you want to live and work in the United States and become a U.S. citizen one day. In this section, you will learn what it means to be a permanent resident and how you can maintain your permanent resident status.

Last Review and Update: Sep 22, 2011