Becoming a green card holder, or a permanent resident, means many things for an immigrant. Most people focus on the fact that becoming a permanent resident means that a person can no longer be deported from the country back to their homeland, but there is much more to obtaining this status.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services report that permanent residency in the U.S. has its benefits, but that there are also responsibilities that must be fulfilled. In regard to responsibilities, a permanent resident is held to most of the standards that a naturalized citizen is held to. This means that men of ages 18 through 25 have to register with the Selective Service and that the IRS (U.S. Internal Revenue Service) will be requiring taxes. State taxes are also a requirement. All laws of both states and localities must be obeyed, and the democratic government must be supported. Attempting to change it through illegal means is disallowed.