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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
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Learn about the Types of Immigration status

    This presentation was developed as part of the Law and Government Education Project in the Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. In partnership with the Law School and the Center for Teaching and Learning at UGA and the Law School at Mercer University, the Institute develops resources on basic areas of Georgia and federal law. These resources are then distributed across the state in a variety of ways including the State Bar of Georgia?s Pro Bono Project website. We hope you will find this presentation to be useful and informative. Please be advised, however, that this presentation is designed to provide general information only and does not substitute for legal advice. At the conclusion of the presentation you will find a list of organizations which may be able to provide assistance to those who have legal issues relevant to the topic of this presentation. We encourage viewers to contact these organizations for help. Also, please consult the Pro Bono Project website for a list of other presentations available for viewing. Content Detail

  • Sending Money to Relatives in Other Countries

    Tips for smartly and safely sending money internationally. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Appleseed
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español

Domestic Workers (2)+

  • Household Workers

    If you hire someone to work in your home, such as a cleaning person, a cook, a gardener or a baby sitter, both you and your employee should know about paying Social Security and Medicare taxes. Your household employee may be eligible for Social Security and Medicare some day—if you deduct Social Security and Medicare taxes from his or her wages, pay the taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and report the wages to the Social Security Administration. Content Detail

    By:
    Social Security Administration
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
    Polish / Język Polski
    Chinese / 中文
  • Rights Begin at Home: Protecting Yourself as a Domestic Worker

    This handbook informs domestic workers about their rights under the law and offers advice on how to improve their wages and working conditions. Please consult an attorney to get an evaluation of your claims. The document is PDF format. Content Detail

    By:
    National Employment Law Project (NELP)
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español

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  • 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®
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español

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Visas (4)+

  • 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
    Read this in:
    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
    Read this in:
    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
  • 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

Wages (1)+

Fraud and Deception 2 (1)+

Know Your Rights Articles (18)+

  • 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
    Read this in:
    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
    Read this in:
    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
    Read this in:
    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®
    Read this in:
    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
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
    Creole / Kreyòl
    Chinese / 中文
  • Household Workers

    If you hire someone to work in your home, such as a cleaning person, a cook, a gardener or a baby sitter, both you and your employee should know about paying Social Security and Medicare taxes. Your household employee may be eligible for Social Security and Medicare some day—if you deduct Social Security and Medicare taxes from his or her wages, pay the taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and report the wages to the Social Security Administration. Content Detail

    By:
    Social Security Administration
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
    Polish / Język Polski
    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
  • Learn about the Types of Immigration status

    This presentation was developed as part of the Law and Government Education Project in the Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. In partnership with the Law School and the Center for Teaching and Learning at UGA and the Law School at Mercer University, the Institute develops resources on basic areas of Georgia and federal law. These resources are then distributed across the state in a variety of ways including the State Bar of Georgia?s Pro Bono Project website. We hope you will find this presentation to be useful and informative. Please be advised, however, that this presentation is designed to provide general information only and does not substitute for legal advice. At the conclusion of the presentation you will find a list of organizations which may be able to provide assistance to those who have legal issues relevant to the topic of this presentation. We encourage viewers to contact these organizations for help. Also, please consult the Pro Bono Project website for a list of other presentations available for viewing. Content Detail

  • Minimum Wage Facts

    Questions and answers about the federal minimum wage. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor
  • Rights Begin at Home: Protecting Yourself as a Domestic Worker

    This handbook informs domestic workers about their rights under the law and offers advice on how to improve their wages and working conditions. Please consult an attorney to get an evaluation of your claims. The document is PDF format. Content Detail

    By:
    National Employment Law Project (NELP)
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Sending Money to Relatives in Other Countries

    Tips for smartly and safely sending money internationally. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Appleseed
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Social Security No-Match Letters: Questions and Answers for Workers

    This Q&A addresses frequently asked questions about workers' rights when their employer receives a Social-Security no-match letter. Please consult an attorney to get an evaluation of your claims. The document is PDF format. Content Detail

    By:
    National Employment Law Project (NELP)
  • 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
    Read this in:
    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
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Undocumented?

    This document explains what undocumented immigrants can do now to prepare for possible immigration reform. There is not currently a new immigration reform law. This resource has been created only as a starting point to help undocumented immigrants prepare in the event that there is a new law and to help you avoid bad information or fraud by notarios or unscrupulous immigration service providers. Content Detail

    By:
    ImmigrationAdvocates.org
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    Spanish / Español
    Chinese / 中文
  • What You Need to Know about Identity Documents in Georgia

    Georgia Senate Bill 160 requires the use of secure and reliable identity documents for any official purpose concerning an agency of the state of Georgia. This new law is effective 7/1/2013. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español