A permanent migrant in the US is still a non-citizen. It is thus susceptible to being invalidated. There are various factors that may trigger status loss, as will be considered in the following paragraphs.



Inhabitant Deserts the Place of Permanent Residence


When you depart the United States as an LPR, you may forfeit your rights as a permanent citizen if it is considered you deserted your residence. It could be regarded as deserting if you take up a steady livelihood in another nation, live there for more than a year without procuring an appropriate re-entry document, and so on.


In making the decision of whether you have lost your standing, the Department of Homeland Security will examine a variety of elements, such as if you:

  • Emigrate from the US
  • Don’t file for re-entry documents despite having lived outside the US for over a year. It should be noted that any period of leave is evaluated, which includes those less than a year
  • Fail to seek a returning inhabitant visa. This is considered for those who did not return to the US for over two years but was granted re-entry authorization
  • Neglect to submit income tax return documents while living abroad for any time period
  • Claim yourself as a non-immigrant on your tax return documents


It is also possible that Immigrants may lose their status as they depart from the United States. Stripped off of their residency rights, their green card, therefore, becomes void. Hence, it is advisable for immigrants to confabulate with an attorney and ensure that their travel intentions do not give rise to such ramifications.


Committing Felonies 


You could be deported if you perpetrate a felony that touches on or encompasses odious immorality or other significant infringements. Being prosecuted and found guilty of a criminal charge would result in immediate expulsion. Severe infractions include corruption, possession of narcotics, and coitus work. Trivial violations involving drugs could also terminate your permanent resident status. A green card is absolutely fundamental, so holders being tried for felonies ought to make getting in contact with a proficient lawyer their foremost priority. Otherwise, if you have not been detained by Homeland Security, it is crucial that you discuss with a lawyer before departing the country. This is because the DHS is mostly oblivious to an individual’s misconduct up till the point they try to leave or re-enter the nation.


Listed below are a handful of infractions that could negatively influence your PR standing:


Felonies involving odious immorality: These include crimes to swindle or rob, endanger others, cause bodily injuries (which may have risen from negligent misconduct), and carnal assault. The legal interpretations of odious immorality by judiciaries vary day to day, so it is ultimately based on the relevant state’s legislation.


Numerous Felony Records

These take into account any two records, irrespective of their dates, and merge their penalties. If the count reaches at least five years, the offender is at risk of having his status terminated. Else, if any two different records are seen to involve odious immorality, the offender shall be under the same risk.  


Felonies that are considered severe:

  • Aggravated Felony, which entails crimes punishable by incarceration for a year
  • Homicide
  • Terrorism
  • Forceful intercourse
  • Pedophilia
  • Trading in illegal narcotics, weapons, or human beings
  • Felonies connected to high-speed flight
  • Narcotics Consumers
  • Coitus Work




If it is found that your status was obtained by unscrupulous means, it could be invalidated. In other words, being discovered that your past situation had not favored you for receiving PR, but you obtained it anyway, you could lose it.


Loss of US citizenship


There are a variety of forms by which US citizenship could be invalidated:


  • Collaborating with a foreign army whose such military services are involved in antagonism against the US
  • Formally renounce or repudiate your citizenship in the presence of a US consular executive or ambassador
  • Betraying your country- for instance, through treason


It must be retained in mind that these actions ought to have been done willingly, in full possession of a healthy state of mind. Also, acknowledge that undertaking dual citizenship does not by any means invalidate a person’s US citizenship as long as relevant stringent conditions are abided by.