Viral Lawn Mowing Man Says His Green Card Application Was Rejected | National
In Alabama, a man who had gained national attention for traveling around mowing people’s lawns said his attempts to obtain a permanent residence card were denied, according to a Twitter post he authored.
Rodney Smith Jr., who cuts weed for free for elderly, disabled, single mothers and veterans, posted a two-page message on Twitter on Tuesday October 27th that his green card bid was rejected.
“Serving the people of the United States is my passion, and this is where I want to spend the rest of my life,” he wrote. “However, my stay here is in danger. I might be forced to leave the country. I have followed all reasonable and legal protocols, but things have not gone my way. My application for a green card was recently rejected by (United States Citizens and Immigration Services). I will continue to struggle to get permanent residence and ultimately my citizenship, but my options are limited. “
Smith, who lives in Huntsville, is from Bermuda and has lived in the United States for 15 years. He is the founder of the Raising Men Lawn Care Service and has previously partnered with law enforcement to mow 50 lawns in 50 states.
“With all this stuff on the news, I’m just trying to show that there are so many good cops who make a difference in the community,” Smith told ABC13.
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Immigrants are issued with a green card, also known as a permanent resident card, to prove that they have been granted the privilege of living in the United States permanently. Smith said he had applied for an EB-1 visa, which is available to foreigners who, according to AL.com, have either “exceptional skills in science, the arts, education, business or athletics through continued national or international recognition”.
Smith said his rejection letter stated that he was rejected because he failed to provide “documentary evidence that my work is an original contribution of great importance to the social work field”.
“It was also noted that USCIS” does not consider the beneficiary to be a person with exceptional ability, “he wrote.” Needless to say, I disagree with my foundation or myself. ”
Smith says he still hopes to become a legal citizen and asks for help finding an immigration lawyer. See his full tweet below.