Permanent resident status is the immigration status granted to a person who has been authorized to live and work legally in the U.S. on a permanent basis. These legal residents will be issued green cards that can be used as identification documents and that will help them prove their status in the country.
Like U.S. citizens, green card holders are granted a lot of rights and responsibilities but not all the citizenship rights. For example, the right to vote and take part in the civic life is a right that will only be granted to U.S. citizens and not to legal residents. You can find all rights and responsibilities of green card holder, please visit website.
As a green card holder:
You can live here permanently. However, you will be removed from the U.S. if you commit serious crimes that will make you removable from the country.
You can work here without any restrictions and start your own business. However, some jobs are limited to U.S. citizens, and green card holders will not be considered for such jobs. You will be protected by all the U.S. laws. This includes, state and local laws.
You can pay less tuition for university and college that will be much lesser than what the other nonimmigrants pay. You can also apply for financial aid for education, sponsored by the government.
You can travel abroad without the risk of being denied entry into the country. Remember that you will be granted entry into the country only if you hold a valid green card. However, those traveling abroad for a lengthy time period will not be able to travel back to the U.S. with their green cards. Such legal residents must obtain the required travel documents before their abroad trip.
The other most important benefit granted to green card holders is the right to sponsor their family members. As a green card holder, you can bring your spouse and children to live with you in the U.S. You can live anywhere in the U.S. and you can apply for citizenship in the U.S. once you meet all the citizenship requirements.