Lawfully Admitted for Permanent Residence
8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(20) (2010) (Title 8—Chapter 12: Immigration and Nationality)
(a) As used in this Act—
(20) The term "lawfully admitted for permanent residence" means the status of having been lawfully accorded the privilege of residing permanently in the United States as an immigrant in accordance with the immigration laws, such status not having changed.