Shahbaz Gill is a permanent resident of the United States of America, holding a green card
Islamabad: The sedition trial against Shahbaz Gill may have jeopardized his US permanent residency, which he has enjoyed since 2015, says Pakistan’s chief attorney Arif Saeed.
Shahbaz Gill is a permanent resident of the United States and holds a Green Card issued to professionals with advanced degrees or exceptional ability. The recent incitement to hatred against him could also jeopardize his chances of obtaining US citizenship.
Permanent residency in a country is the first step towards becoming a citizen of that country. Permanent residency, commonly known as a green card, can be obtained in the United States through family, marriage, or employment. There is also a special category for people from Afghanistan and Iraq known as SIV (Special Immigrant Visa). Green card she gets citizenship after 4 years and 9 months, but if a permanent resident marries a citizen, she gets citizenship in 3 years.
However, a green card or permanent residency is temporary status and can be revoked for misdemeanors and felonies. But once they become citizens, their rights are permanent and they are treated like citizens from birth, except that they cannot run for president of the United States.
Gill’s Green issued under the name Muhammad Shabbir S. He became a permanent resident of the United States on his March 13, 2015, according to the card. His permanent residency will expire on March 13, 2025 for three years.
Gil’s Green Card issued in his E-26 category. This category is reserved for professionals who “have an advanced degree or extraordinary ability,” according to the U.S. government-issued Green Card category code.
Gill holds a PhD in Management and Leadership from the University of Malaya and was a Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Administration at the University of Illinois, earning a Green Card in this category.
Arif Saeed’s immigration attorney said, “Green card holders do not enjoy immunity from legal process, and recent cases of hate speech against Gil in Pakistan have led him to obtain U.S. citizenship. It can have a serious impact on potential.
There are several ways to lose your green card. “If you stay outside the United States for more than 12 months, you lose your permanent residency status. Even a short absence from work can lead to your resignation,” a legal expert told The News. If officials determine that the individual intends to live outside the U.S., they will initiate the removal process, and if they did not file income taxes with the IRS while living outside the U.S. It could be done,” the lawyer said. “A conviction can also result in an individual losing their permanent residency,” the attorney added.
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