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  • Basic Immigration Law

    This document contains basic information about immigration law in the United States, answering the following questions: Where do U.S. immigration laws come from? What agencies administer U.S. immigration laws? Who gets U.S. citizenship? What are the immigration rules that allow non-citizens allowed to be in the U.S.? What are the ways that a non-citizen can immigrate to the U.S.? How can you change your legal status under U.S. immigration law? How do non-citizens lose their immigration status? How do you become a U.S. Citizen? Once you become a naturalized U.S. citizen, can you lose that status? What public benefits are available to immigrants? The document is excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

    By:
    Carl Vinson Institute
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    Spanish / Español
  • Beware of Dishonest Immigration Consultants

    Recent immigrants who don't speak English fluently are easy prey for dishonest people who pretend to help them. This brochure, by the National Consumer Law Center helps you protect yourself against dishonest immigrant consultants. Content Detail

    By:
    National Consumer Law Center
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    Spanish / Español
    Korean / 한국어
    Russian / Pусский
    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
    Chinese / 中文
  • Electronic Visa Application Forms

    Welcome to the Electronic Visa Application Forms Instructions Page. Forms available on this page can be filled out on-line and assist in the processing of your application. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of State
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    Spanish / Español
  • Farmworkers' Rights

    Farmworkers rights manual for non-H2A farwmorkers (i.e. US Citizens and legal permanent residents, and others who are not temporary imported workers). Read More

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
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    Spanish / Español
  • Foreign Labor Certification

    Hiring foreign workers for employment in the U.S. normally requires approval from several government agencies. Certain visa categories first require employers to seek labor certification through the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Once the application is certified (approved), the employer must petition the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS) for a visa. Approval by DOL does not guarantee a visa issuance. The Department of State (DOS) will issue a visa number to the foreign worker for U.S. entry. Applicants must also establish that they are admissible to the U.S. under the provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). This site provides information to assist an employer in preparing a labor certification application in any one of the several employment-based visa programs. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor
  • Foreign Workers and Social Security Numbers

    Are you temporarily in the United States to work? If you are, your employer will ask for your Social Security number. Social Security numbers are used to report your wages to the government. Social Security numbers can be assigned to foreign workers who are authorized to work in the United States. Content Detail

    By:
    Social Security Administration
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    Spanish / Español
    Creole / Kreyòl
    Chinese / 中文
  • Immigration Basics - Overview

    This web page explains basic information about immigration classifications in the United States and describes the process for adjusting your classification. Content Detail

    By:
    The American Immigration Law Foundation
  • Immigration Forms, Fees and Fingerprints

    Welcome to the Forms, Fees and Fingerprints information center. From here you'll be able to find most of what you'll need to apply to for a immigration-related service, benefit, or permit. Many of these forms (benefit applications and petitions) require the payment of a fee in order for BCIS to process (adjudicate) your requests. Some also require applicants to pay an additional and separate fee for fingerprinting. This section will provide you with information on fees and fingerprint requirements. The Forms and Fees page provides information on Immigration forms and how to print them. Content Detail

    By:
    Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Sending Money to Relatives in Other Countries

    Tips for smartly and safely sending money internationally. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Appleseed
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    Spanish / Español
  • Social Security Numbers For Noncitizens

    This Fact Sheet contains information about how to get a social security number if you are not a U.S. citizen. Content Detail

    By:
    Social Security Administration
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    Spanish / Español
    Korean / 한국어
    Russian / Pусский
    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
    Chinese / 中文
  • The Wrong Help Can Hurt - Beware of Immigration Scams

    Sometimes, people pretend to be “immigration experts” to deceive you and take your money. This is against the law. Content Detail

    By:
    US Immigration and Citizenship Services
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    Spanish / Español