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[after the "IBM System/360 Reference Data" card] A summary of an assembly language, even if the colour is not green. Less frequently used now because of the decrease in the use of assembly language. "I'll go get my green card so I can check the addressing mode for that instruction." Some green cards are actually booklets.

The original green card became a yellow card when the System/370 was introduced, and later a yellow booklet. An anecdote from IBM refers to a scene that took place in a programmers' terminal room at Yorktown in 1978. A luser overheard one of the programmers ask another "Do you have a green card?" The other grunted and passed the first a thick yellow booklet. At this point the luser turned a delicate shade of olive and rapidly left the room, never to return.
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USAFIS is responsible for more than 47,000 families that have won a Green Card and are pursuing their dream to immigrate to the US.
Germans can use the Green Card example to understand why their country is far from a dream destination for highly qualified professionals from around the world, even as the demand for these workers continues to grow.
The Green Card Lottery is responsible for up to a quarter of Africans who have migrated to the United States.
Countries that send more than 50,000 immigrants to the United States in the past five years are excluded from the Green Card Lottery.
WASHINGTON, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IEEE-USA supports the employment-based green card provisions in the comprehensive immigration-reform bill expected to be introduced in the Senate today or tomorrow, but questions the significant increase in the H-1B temporary work visa program.
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According to Shusterman, only certain types of foreign workers will be able to apply for green cards or work authorization during the brief, 31-day window lasting until August 17.
2 million of the new green cards a year, and will remake other INS cards such as its laser visas and foreign student cards.
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The new subcontract, the third since 1997, covers potential orders if extended the full five years estimated by LaserCard at up to $50M of Green Cards and Laser Visas.
In response to the criticism, the immigration service backtracked a bit late last month, allowing 1,500 investors and their families, who had received green cards and completed a two-year waiting period, to stay in the United States.
Enhanced functionality helps HR departments manage PERM process for employment-based green cards