Permanent residents do not lose their status unless they are deemed to have abandoned it or they are ordered removed (deported) from the United States. As a result, they are legally authorized to work even if their permanent resident cards are expired. If you have already hired a permanent resident employee, you do not need to reverify him or her. If you are hiring or re-hiring a permanent resident employee but the permanent resident card is expired, you can accept alternative evidence from Lists B and C on the I-9, such as a valid driver’s license and unrestricted social security card to comply with I-9 requirements. Never insist your employees provide you with a permanent resident card or any other type of document listed on the I-9, so long as they can otherwise provide evidence they are authorized to work. If you insist on using a particular document for employment verification, you are committing illegal discrimination based on citizenship, immigration status or national origin. If you have any questions about this, please call us.