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Decision to be or not to be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident can’t be made lightly

Friday, January 26, 2018 @ 9:35 AM | By Eileen Martin and Elizabeth Klarin

The decision to become or remain a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (green card holder) is a strategic one that can be quite complex, depending on the client’s circumstances. There are both benefits and consequences to obtaining or relinquishing long-term status in the United States.

Lawful permanent residence comes with the privilege of residing in the U.S., but also the responsibility of residing in the U.S. While some green card holders make their way to U.S. citizenship, others maintain lawful permanent resident status without change,...