Can I get unemployment if my green card is expired

Asked over 1 year ago - Salinas, CA

My card is expiried and I just got fired is there something I can do

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman

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    Answered . Yes. Although your green card is expired, you are still a lawful permanent resident.

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    (213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration... more
  2. Giacomo Jacques Behar

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    Answered . Yes.
    A green card itself is not your lawful permanent US residence status, but merely the proof for it. It's not because you let your GC expire that you lose your LPR status. Apply for the extension of your GC on Form I-90.

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more
  3. Christine Swenson

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    Answered . You should consider talking with an immigration attorney. If you otherwise qualify, you may want to apply directly for citizenship. I also added employment/labor law as a classification so you might get a better, more direct answer.

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