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  • Beware of Dishonest Immigrant 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
  • Facts about Farmworkers

    This web page contains basic information about farmworkers' (1) Economic Contribution, (2) Legal Status, (3) Wages and Benefits, (4) Health and Social Services, (5) Legislative Protection and (6) Housing. Content Detail

    By:
    National Center for Farmworker Health
  • 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
  • Green Card Registry Factsheet

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    By:
    South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center
  • Immigrant Rights

    Since this nation's founding, more than 55 million immigrants from every continent have settled in the United States. In fact, with the exception of Native Americans, everyone living in this country is either an immigrant or the descendent of voluntary or involuntary immigrants. Content Detail

    By:
    American Civil Liberties Union
  • Immigration in South Carolina (Video)

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    South Carolina Legal Services - Greenville
  • Immigration Lawhelp

    ImmigrationLawHelp.org was designed to address the lack of reliable information available to low-income immigrants by providing an easy-to-use online directory of legal services providers. In addition to the ability to search for nonprofit legal services by state, county, and detention facility, the website allows users to find organizations by languages spoken, types of legal and other services provided, and specific areas of legal assistance. It is available in English and Spanish. Content Detail

    By:
    Immigration Advocated Network (IAN)
  • Immigration: Scam Watch

    This video shows how someone gets into trouble with an immigration consultant – and then out of trouble again Content Detail

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
  • Public Charge Fact Sheet

    Information for immigrants who receive public benefits and are trying to get a green card. PDF document (may load slowly). Content Detail

    By:
    South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center
  • U-Visa (Video)

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    By:
    South Carolina Legal Services - Greenville
  • Who Can Help Me with Immigration Matters?

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    By:
    South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center