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What can I do while waiting for my green card?

Permanent residents of the United States enjoy a number of benefits, including being able to work and travel within reason. However, some people who have already achieved permanent residence but have not yet received their green cards might not be sure what some of their options are. Here are a few things to keep in mind when considering working or traveling without a green card in hand.

US immigration law makes allowances for the COVID-19 virus

It is hard to ignore some of the growing unease around new immigration policies, especially when it comes to health and public benefits. But immigrants in Louisiana who are also worried about the coronavirus can still get related medical help without losing some of their options for the future. The U.S. immigration law rule that limits green cards to only those who have not used government benefits does not apply to immigrants who need care for the COVID-19 virus.

Getting proof of your US citizenship

Becoming a naturalized citizen of the United States is a long and hard journey. Actually getting that U.S. citizenship usually feels like a conclusive end to things, but a lot of people overlook something very important -- actually getting proof. Naturalized citizens who are living in Louisiana should be sure that they have at least one form of proof. Although it might seem unnecessary, being prepared for potential problems in the future is essential.

Using a nonimmigrant visa to visit the United States

Not every foreign national who travels to the United States does so with the intention of making it their home. Many people choose to visit Louisiana for things like vacation, sightseeing and more. A person who wants to temporarily enter the country for these and other reasons will need to acquire a nonimmigrant visa.

Tighter US immigration law restrictions target the middle class

Almost everybody needs a little help now and then. One of the newest U.S. immigration law rules will make it a lot harder for some immigrants in Louisiana to reach out and ask for that help. This is because if immigration officials think that a person might need government benefits in the future, he or she cannot apply for a green card.