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Why is a Green Card called a Green Card if its not green?

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01/14/2010

Why they call it a Green Card.

The first Resident Alien Card (Green Card) had green-stripes on one side and was issued many years ago (1950s). There have been several revisions to the Resident Alien Card with the newest being mostly white in color. The Resident Alien Card version that is carried by most Lawful Permenant Residents is the pink/salmon colored card (second newest card). T