a foreign national lawfully admitted into the United States for permanent residence
an individual who is lawfully accorded the privilege of residing permanently in the United States
A person who has been granted permission to live in the U.S., but who is not yet a citizen.
an alien admitted to the United States as a lawful permanent resident. Permanent residents are also commonly referred to as immigrants; however, the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) broadly defines an immigrant as any alien in the United States, except one legally admitted under specific nonimmigrant categories (INA section 101(a)(15)). An illegal alien who entered the United States without inspection, for example, would be strictly defined as an immigrant under the INA but is not a permanent resident alien. Lawful permanent residents are legally accorded the privilege of residing permanently in the United States. They may be issued immigrant visas by the Department of State overseas or adjusted to permanent resident status by the Immigration and Naturalization Service in the United States.
A citizen of another country living in the United States who has been granted permanent resident status in the U.S. but is not a US citizen.
An immigrant legally authorized to live and work in the United States indefinitely, who may eventually apply for citizenship.