I think I had a green card, but I lost it and I think it’s expired anyway. Can I be deported?
No. You may not be deported solely because your green card is lost or expired, but you could be prevented from getting certain benefits since you cannot prove your immigration status. You should speak to your law guardian and caseworker or contact an immigration organization for assistance in having it renewed.
I have a green card and I want to become a U.S. citizen. What should I do?
If you were born outside of the United States and wish to become a citizen, you must first obtain your Lawful Permanent Residency, or “green card”. Then, after you have lived in the U.S. as a permanent resident for five years, you may apply for citizenship. This process is called “naturalization” and includes a moral character interview and a basic language and history exam. An immigration attorney can help you with the process.