Attorney Zeb Ogueri : In order to be authorized to live and work permanently in the United States even if you are not a Native American citizen, you need to have the so-called permanent resident card or the Green Card . The USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) is the body that grants the immigration Green Card.
There are many ways on how you can acquire the Green Card. Some people were granted with the card through the help of family members or employers, which are US citizens. It can also be acquired obtaining an asylum or refugee status. You are eligible if you fall into one of the immigrant categories, have a qualifying immigrant petition, have an immigrant visa, and are admissible to the US.