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GC holder and residency in US

Discussion in 'General International Discussion' started by mdtest2001, Apr 28, 2001.

  1. What about the IMG that has a Green Card. Does it helps to get a residency in US?
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  3. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

    Apr 9, 2000
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    Yes. The preference is for US citizens, then a Green Card or Permanent Residency - these will all be favored over a foreign national on an H-1 or J-1 visa.
  4. Mikado

    Mikado Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 2, 2001
    Citizenship and Greencardship are pretty much the same thing. The only difference is that you can't vote. (You CAN be drafted)
    Also everyone with a greencard is eligable for citizenship after five years so it's a kind of trainee citizenship. Employers don't draw a distinction.
  5. Dreamer

    Dreamer Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    They are not supposed to to pay attention to the GC but they do. After US Citizens.
  6. Mikado

    Mikado Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 2, 2001
    I think it also depends on which country the 'alien' comes from. People always think Germans and English people are intelligent and want them around. Poor nations are not too sexy though. Stereotypes are important.

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