How long can you be out of the US if you have a green card, without losing your status?
A neighbor of ours got her green card in May of 2008. She went to see her family overseas in July. Now it is January 2009 and neither her nor her family can afford to buy her a plane ticket back to the US. Will she lose her green card and have to start over again? She has a baby that was born in the US.