lawful permanent resident

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Adjustment of status refers to the procedure for becoming a lawful permanent resident without having to leave the United States. Adjustment of status is processed by the USCIS and should be distinguished from consular processing, which is processed by...

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Oral argument: November 7, 2011

Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (Aug. 4, 2010)

AGGRAVATED FELONY, DEPORTATION, FRAUD, DECEIT, LAWFUL PERMANENT RESIDENT

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A lawful permanent resident is a non-citizen who has been granted authorization to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis. As proof of that status, a person is granted a permanent resident card, commonly called a "green card."

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In 2009, Jae Lee, a legal resident of the United States, was charged with the possession and intent to distribute ecstasy. See Lee v. United States, No. 14-5369, at 2 (6th Cir. June 8, 2016). Following his lawyer’s incorrect advice, Lee pleaded guilty...

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In the 1990s Divna Maslenjak and her family lived in the former Yugoslavia, in what is today Bosnia and Herzegovina. See United States v. Maslenjak, 821 F.3d 675, 680 (6th Cir. 2016). Maslenjak and her family, who are ethnic Serbs, were displaced from...

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In 1994, Petitioner Panagis Vartelas, a lawful permanent resident (“LPR”) of the United States, was convicted of conspiring to make or possess a counterfeit security, following entry of his guilty plea. See Vartelas v. Holder, 620 F.3d 108, 110 (2d Cir...