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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

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    Carl Vinson Institute
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  • Sending Money to Relatives in Other Countries

    Tips for smartly and safely sending money internationally. Content Detail

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    Georgia Appleseed
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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

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    Social Security Administration
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    English
    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

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    National Employment Law Project (NELP)
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Farmworkers (1)+

  • 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

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    Georgia Legal Services Program®
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Know Your Rights Articles (12)+

  • 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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    English
  • 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

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    National Consumer Law Center
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    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

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    U.S. Department of State
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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®
    Lea esto en:
    English
  • 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

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    Social Security Administration
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    English
    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
    Lea esto en:
    English
    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)
    Lea esto en:
    English
  • Sending Money to Relatives in Other Countries

    Tips for smartly and safely sending money internationally. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Appleseed
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    English
  • 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

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    Social Security Administration
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    English
    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

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    US Immigration and Citizenship Services
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  • 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

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    ImmigrationAdvocates.org
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    English
    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

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    Georgia Legal Services Program®
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    English