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green card

n.
1. A card issued by the US government allowing an alien to work at most jobs in the United States.
2. A green-colored card shown to the captain of a women's lacrosse team by a referee, indicating a delay-of-game penalty.

[Sense 1, from the green card on which the document was formerly printed.]

green card

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an official permit allowing the holder permanent residence and employment, issued to foreign nationals in the US
2. (Insurance) an insurance document covering motorists against accidents abroad
3. (Social Welfare) social welfare (formerly, in Britain) an identification card issued by the Manpower Services Commission to a disabled person, to show registration for employment purposes and eligibility for special services. See also handicap register, registered disabled

green′ card`


n.
an official card, orig. green, issued by the U.S. government to foreign nationals permitting them to work in the U.S.
[1965–70]
green′-card`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.green card - a card that identifies the bearer as an alien with permanent resident status in the United States; "he was surprised to discover that green cards are no longer green"
positive identification - evidence proving that you are who you say you are; evidence establishing that you are among the group of people already known to the system; recognition by the system leads to acceptance; "a system for positive identification can prevent the use of a single identity by several people"
Translations

green card

n (Brit) (Aut) → carta verde (Am) (residence permit) → permesso di soggiorno
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The statement stressed that the suggested green card was not the answer.
As a result of The Washington Post story, the USCIS has placed a hold on all green card denials based on an applicant's ties to groups that sought to topple foreign dictatorships.
If an immigrant wants to work while his application for a green card is pending, an Employment Authorization Document is needed.
One regional Immigration Service Center in Nebraska reports that it is taking them nearly two years--you read it right--to issue a 10-year replacement green card.
His green card was seized, and he was told that once he returned to the Bay Area, he should look up Special Agent Fliflet.
After a few years, she got a green card, which involved a lengthy process of talking with lawyers and, you guessed it--waiting.
As of October, the Department of Homeland Security was still processing employment-based green card applications filed by Mexicans in 2000 and earlier.
For income tax purposes, this is objectively based on immigration status (the green card test for those that obtain lawful permanent residence) or physical presence (the substantial presence test).
Under the scheme, employees are to be issued with a Green Card, in the form of a credit-card-sized pass.
But last year, when she and her husband applied for his green card to become a permanent resident, the interviewer learned that she was once a man, and their request was denied under the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as the legal union between a man and woman.
Denver International Airport's Operations Division/Airport Security has introduced the Verus 2000 Green Card authentication system.
The enhanced Green Card design beginning with this order will add new security technology, including the incorporation of Drexler's high security optically variable device (OVD) diffraction pattern into the card's optical media.