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The title is not a spoof from The Onion. The U.S. permanent resident card, commonly known as the ‘green card,’ is finally going to be green!
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has redesigned the U.S. Permanent Resident Card to incorporate several major new security features. State-of-the-art technology incorporated into the new card prevents counterfeiting, obstructs tampering, and facilitates quick and accurate authentication. Beginning today, USCIS will issue all Green Cards in the new, more secure format.
In addition, these new cards will now be colored green for easy recognition. USCIS will replace Green Cards already in circulation as individuals apply for renewal or replacement.
To read the USCIS Question and Answer on the new green card, please click here. We will provide additional information on www.bashyamspiro.com as it becomes available.