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Green Card Holders Now May be Required to Provide Fingerprints or Other Biometrics

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The new rule that came into effect on January 18, 2009, requires that nearly all foreign citizens provide biometrics (e.g., finger scans and photographs).   The categories of foreign citizens include:

·         US lawful permanent residents (LPRs), that is, “green-card holders”
·         Foreign citizens seeking admission on immigrant visas (this includes all family-based immigration and EB-1 to EB-5 categories)
·         Refugees and Asylees
·         Foreign citizens paroled into the United States
·         Certain Canadian citizens who receive a Form I-94 at inspection or who require a waiver of inadmissibility

For more detailed information – see, our attorney, Hanishi Ali’s  article featured in New England Ethinc News:

http://www.ethnicnewz.org/en/green-card-holders-not-just-tourists-now-may-be-required-provide-fingerprints-or-other-biometrics

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  1. From a security point of view i think this law is great , but could be long and tedious to implement.


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