What are the benefits of RPI status?
Despite the fact that undocumented aliens legalized with the Registered Provision Immigrant (RPI) legal status will not be able to claim welfare or Obamacare or some other benefits available only to US citizens and green card holders, the list of privileges and advantages is huge:
- Work permit with a valid Social Security number that will allow them to work for any employer in the United States.
- Travel anywhere in the world, though, like any green card holder, they will need to keep strong ties to the United States. In other words, they cannot be away for too long and will need to maintain a house here, pay taxes, and return within six months. Obviously, no need to file for an advanced parole before leaving.
- Receive all other privileges like applying for a driver's license, other specialized licenses like those for nursing, etc.
- Apply for credit cards, open bank accounts, buy insurance, purchase homes/cars, and almost any other actions that are needed to live the American dream.