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Green cards received their name virtually as a descriptive term. Prior to 1972, the cards issued to immigrants were green in color. Today, a “green card” can actually be white, pink or mutli-colored and are necessary in most instances under immigration law, for a foreign citizen to be able to work in the US.
There are instances, if you have a non-immigrant working visa or an employment authorization card that you may be allowed to work in the United States legally. There may also be a chance that even if you have a non-immigrant visa, you could still work in the United States.
If you possess a particular skill that a prospective employer desires, you might be able to work around this requirement. An immigration lawyer would be able to assist you or the prospective employer with obtaining permission from the INS. Foreign students studying abroad in the United States could also consult a reputable immigration attorney familiar with immigration laws regarding status to allow you to work in the United States.
Your local bar association can provide names of immigration attorneys as well as a legal matching service on the Internet. These services match you with an immigration lawyer familiar with the always-changing immigration laws and assist you with whatever the situation you're facing might be.