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Definition a card that identifies the bearer as an alien with permanent resident status in the United States; has not actually been green since 1977
  • He needs a green card to get a good job.
  • If it is a green card with a gray stripe, you must appear at your branch, with your card, to devise a new secret code.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • He said I could qualify for a green card on my own artistic merits.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao's Last Dancer
  • Deo had graduated from Columbia without permanent residency, without a green card.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • Trying to make some sense of where we are to go for the renewal of my green card.
    An Na  --  A Step from Heaven
  • But my husband, he couldn't get his green card, so he had to go back.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • Or present a green card.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • The women handed Oscar and his mother green cards—they belonged to people who looked vaguely like them.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • You cop from somebody with a green card or an illegal and they don't even report it.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Monster
  • Tribes don't hand out green cards or passports.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Ashima looks at Ashoke, who is double-checking to make sure their passports and green cards are in order.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • He obtained his green card, allowing him to practice medicine in the U.S. and paving his way for a citizenship application.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • II 1970-1960 A Regular Revolution Carla, Sandi, Yoyo, Fifi For three-going-on-four years Mami and Papi were on green cards, and the four of us shifted from foot to foot, waiting to go home.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • Many female workers optimistically regard sex with their supervisor as a way to gain a secure place in American society, a green card, a husband — or at the very least a transfer to an easier job at the plant.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • When she had registered with the Immigration and Naturalization Service upon filing her green card application, Luma had been fingerprinted; her fingers were placed on an ink pad and carefully rolled over the card beneath.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • He could then apply for a green card once he was back in Mexico, but in his budding relationship with Karla he had found yet another reason to stay.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Many Carl Hayden students didn't have Social Security numbers or green cards and couldn't get normal jobs even if they did graduate from college.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • He would never forgive himself if they died while he was waiting for his green card.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • His green card has expired.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • If I had a green card, a job, a goal, happiness would appear out of the blue.
    Bharati Mukherjee  --  Jasmine

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