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I know we can't vote.

I know we can make financial contributions.

I presume we are allowed to volunteer to work on a candidate's campaign, although unlike fundraising I haven't found anything that specifically says we can. Anyone?

What else can we do?

What (other than voting) are we expressly not allowed to do, that could put our status in jeopardy?

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Not being able to vote is hard, especially knowing my husband has decided not to vote in the election. He doesn't feel strongly about anyone, but I know how I'd use that vote if given he chance.

I'm settling for staying out of it until I naturalise and sticking to any of my home country elections that I can participate in. Like the EU Referendum.


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Many countries will kick you out for interfering with Presidental Election. You are not allowed to politics, make donations, etc.

This needs to be law in USA.

The law in the US is that foreign nationals may not make donations, but LPRs may.

You want to change it, become a citizen and vote.

In the meanwhile I see nothing wrong with being interested in and wanting to do what I am *legally able* to do in the country I have *legally* made my home and where my children will be growing up - indeed, whose future was the main reason we moved here.

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There is nothing wrong with volunteering. State and local laws may vary though as well as restricting what you can volunteer to do.

Here's an article from 2008 about immigrants volunteering. :thumbs:



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The only thing I have seen is that you can't vote, because that is claiming to be a USC, as you know. Never heard of anyone getting dinged for anything else, which leads me to believe that you can even work for a campaign. But, with something this important you need something more than guesses, of course.

I doubt there is a list of can and cannots anywhere, though.

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A good way to find out would be to query your Congressman or one of your two U.S. Senators. It might even be that whoever answers the phone at their office can answer the question definitively.

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