Misleading advertisement: Passports or green cards?

Raymond Chen

I happened to spot an online advertisement for a company that will help you enter the lottery for a United States Permanent Resident Card, commonly known as a Green Card (even though they card isn’t green any more). The advertisement was illustrated with a picture of a United States passport.

Um, a Green Card is not the same as a passport, nor does a Green Card authorize you to obtain a passport. Passports are for citizens, not alien permanent residents.


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