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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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Imagine a green card holder's surprise when USCIS "reopened" his file, dug into his past, and concluded he obtained his green card through a fixed marriage.
A programme that would allow Haitians to remain in the United States while waiting on their green cards, has come to an end.
Under the parole, World War II Veterans with approved family members have been authorized to work in the United States while waiting for their green card to become available.
According to the Bureau, insurers entitled to operate within the Green Card system sold 18,837 insurance licenses in January-June 2019, which is 16 percent more compared to the same period of 2018.
The Green Card comes in three different categories: Air, Water and Wildlife where the Air category focuses on reducing air pollution and planting trees, the Water category helps protect marine and freshwater ecosystems in Pakistan while the Wildlife category aims to protect animals.
WWF-Pakistan recently launched a nationwide initiative to fund environment protection in Pakistan, a membership the organization is calling the WWF Green Card. Available to purchase online, the card is a symbol for responsible Pakistanis to take part in a nationwide drive to help protect Pakistan's environment.
The Green Card will include a virtual ID thatcan be accessed by engineering users, employers, and CIDB enforcement officers to check on the worker's registration status.
As a result of the "broken" rules, the annual Green Card flow is mostly low-wage and low-skilled, Trump rued, adding that the newcomers compete for jobs against the most vulnerable Americans and put pressure on social safety net and generous welfare programmes.
The new residency scheme -- commonly referred to as the Saudi "green card" -- was first mentioned by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman nearly three years ago as part of the ambitious Vision 2030 plan to open up the kingdom and diversify its economy.
One of the most drastic being the requirement of a Green Card for people wishing to drive their own vehicle in the EU, a move which would also hit commercial operators and haulage firms.
Mother stated that she believed her green card was now invalid.
Green card applicants and their sponsors can pay up to $35,000 in lawyer and government fees to navigate the legal minefield for green cards or H-1B visas.