Do I really need to carry my green card with me?
ያለንበት ጊዜ የትኛው ትክክል የትኛው ደግሞ ህገ ወጥ እንደሆን ማመን በጣም አስቸጋሪ የሆነበት ዘመን ላይ ነን ታዲያ በተለይም ደግሞ በአሜሪካ በዜግነትም ሆነ በነዋሪነት ወይም በሌላ ሁኔታ የምትኖሩ ግለሰቦች ሁኔታው እስከሚረጋጋ ድረ ስ ከዚሀ በታች ያለውን መልስ ያንብቡ
If you are 18 or older, you do have to carry your green card with you. Section 264(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (I.N.A.) requires all lawful permanent residents (LPRs) to have “at all times” official evidence of LPR status.
Failing to have your green card with you is a misdemeanor and if you are found guilty you can be fined up to $100 and put in jail for up to 30 days. (I.N.A. Section 264(e).) A copy is not good enough, because the law does not use the word “copy” or refer to “other evidence” of LPR status.
If you decide to carry a copy of your green card instead of the original because you want to keep the original safe, you will be violating the law. Will you actually be stopped by immigration, prosecuted and fined or jailed for not having your original green card with you? It's unlikely. Like any other government agency, immigration authorities have limited resources and cannot spend precious government time and money on prosecuting people for not carrying their green card “at all times.”
But there have been cases where LPRs are detained or arrested during workplace enforcement actions for not having their green card on them. So to be on the safe side, and obey the law, you should actually carry your green card with you everywhere you go. And it probably goes without saying that if you will be traveling internationally, you should take your original green card with you to board a plane or boat back to the U.S. and to reenter the U.S. as an LPR.