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Old 04-28-2010, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Citizens don't have green cards but a green card is proof that you are here legally.
Isn't a holder of a green card a citizen of this country? A naturalized citizen?
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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The cop's assumption won't matter if you have valid I.D. he can't do anything to you.
They can do anything they want to you for 48 hours. Then if they don't have a crime to charge you with, they let you go.
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:21 PM
 
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C'mon man, where's your green card? You say you're a citizen, you better have a green card.
Since when does a US Citizen need a green card?

A green card is also known as a permanent resident card which is not formal Citizenship in the USA.

So your entire comment is plagued with inaccuracies.
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:24 PM
 
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Isn't a holder of a green card a citizen of this country? A naturalized citizen?

A holder of a green card is a permanent resident and after 5 years of living in the USA they can apply for Naturalization & Citizenship.

The green card serves as proof that its holder, a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR), has been officially granted immigration benefits, which include permission to reside and take employment in the USA. The holder must maintain permanent resident status, and can be removed from the United States if certain conditions of this status are not met.

So to answer your question, NO they're not officially a Citizen yet but do enjoy many of the benefits of a Citizen.
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:27 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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Tkramar...I'm a little surprised based upon your intellegent posts in not knowing the terms/conditions regarding the Green Card.

The Green Card is issued as a proof of residency and is NOT a Citizenship card.

People from other countries apply for residency and are required to pass certain requirements in order to qualify.

The Green card is for a set time period in yrs and is renewable with fees and a person can still be refused a renewal or be deported for a major crime. There is NO lifetime guarantee...screw up and your history.

I speak as a former Green Card holder and now a Citizen.

Steve
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:30 PM
 
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Default Truck driver forced to show birth certificate claims racial-profiling

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The cop's assumption won't matter if you have valid I.D. he can't do anything to you.
Tell that to this Hispanic Truck driver who had his drivers license and other documents on his person when stopped at an Arizona truck stop.

Truck driver forced to show birth certificate claims racial-profiling

PHOENIX – A Valley man says he was pulled over Wednesday morning and questioned when he arrived at a weigh station for his commercial vehicle along Val Vista and the 202 freeway.


Truck driver forced to show birth certificate claims racial-profiling | Phoenix News | Arizona News | azfamily.com | Featured Videos
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Since when does a US Citizen need a green card?

A green card is also known as a permanent resident card which is not formal Citizenship in the USA.

So your entire comment is plagued with inaccuracies.
No, it was a misunderstanding. The poster below you explained it. I always had thought that the green card meant that you were a citizen, that's why many immigrants strove to get one....so I thought. My parents were born here and were their parents, and the parents of their parents, so I don't understand the whole immigration thing. I'm certainly not planning to emigrate anywhere--even to visit!
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Old 04-28-2010, 03:57 PM
 
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No, it was a misunderstanding. The poster below you explained it. I always had thought that the green card meant that you were a citizen, that's why many immigrants strove to get one....so I thought. My parents were born here and were their parents, and the parents of their parents, so I don't understand the whole immigration thing. I'm certainly not planning to emigrate anywhere--even to visit!

LMFAO, same here. I don't want to go anywhere but within America.
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Old 04-28-2010, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Pa
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LMFAO, same here. I don't want to go anywhere but within America.
Variety is the spice of life. I love to travel. But then I do it within the terms of the law. The law of what ever country I visit. That said I avoid certain countries.
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Old 04-28-2010, 05:04 PM
 
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Variety is the spice of life. I love to travel. But then I do it within the terms of the law. The law of what ever country I visit. That said I avoid certain countries.
Just don't goto Mexico, at least for now. I have personal in the back of a Mexican Police car stories that nobody will believe. I even know a buddy who was thrown in jail for being a witness to a car accident. Apparently they didn't want their foreign National witnesses to get away. Never volunteer as a witness over there. I even have a co-worker who was left for dead in the desert becuase he was drunk and popped off to a Mexican police office, shoes were taken also.

Yea, I'll just shut up now, you get the picture...
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