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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
  • 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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    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

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    Social Security Administration
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    Spanish / Español
    Creole / Kreyòl
    Chinese / 中文
  • Georgia HB87 Enforcement Dates

    Partes de la ley HB87 entraron en efecto el 1° de Julio, 2011, y otras partes tomarán efecto posteriormente. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
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    Spanish / Español
  • 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
  • Rights under Your Farmworker Contract (H2-A Contracts)

    This document explains your rights under an H-2A contract (for farm labor). An H-2A contract promises you a free place to live while you work, workers' compensation benefits if you get hurt on the job, and at least an average of $7.28 for each hour you work over the course of a pay period. You have a right to receive a copy of your contract, insist that your boss respect all the conditions in your contract, and insist that all promises are kept. You also have additional worker safety and environment rights. Read More

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
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    Spanish / Español
  • 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