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  • Workers' Rights Handbook

    Handbook on workers rights including the rights of immigrant workers. The original Philadelphia area handbook was created by Community Legal Services, Friends of Farmworkers and the Villanova Law School Clinical Program based on a publication created by the Chinatown Community Youth Leadership Project, a program of Asian Americans United. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Justice At Work
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    Spanish / Español
  • Immigration Status and Your Rights as a Worker

    This fact sheet for workers from the National Employment Law Project gives an overview of the ways in which immigration status may affect worker's labor and employment rights. Please consult an attorney to get an evaluation of your claims. [PDF] Content Detail

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    National Employment Law Project
  • E-Verify: Employee Rights and Responsibilities (Video)

    This video from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services places special emphasis on the rights of employees, particularly when an employee receives a message from E-Verify indicating that there is a problem with the employment eligibility documents that the employee submitted to the employer. For more information about E-Verify or for foreign language versions of this video, please visit http://www.uscis.gov/videos/video-employee-rights-and-responsibilities-short-version. Read More

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • File My Application Online (E-Filing)

    This is a location where you can file certain documents online with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. By filing online you can submit and view certain benefit requests, receive electronic notification of decisions, and receive real-time case status updates. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Green Card Through a Job

    You may be eligible to become a permanent resident based on an offer of permanent employment in the United States. This provides information and directions from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services about the steps to apply for lawful permanent residence or "green card" through a job or offer of employment. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Information for Employers and Employees

    Information from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services about the responsibilities of Employers and Employees regarding immigration and working in the United States. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Social Security No-Match Letters: Questions and Answers for Workers

    This Q & A from the National Employment Law Project addresses frequently asked questions about workers' rights when their employer receives a Social-Security no-match letter. A no-match letter indicates that the information submitted by the employer contains names and Social Security numbers that do not match SSA records. Please consult an attorney to get an evaluation of your claims. [PDF] Content Detail

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    National Employment Law Project (NELP)
  • Special Issues for Immigrants filing Income Tax Returns

    This publication from the National Employment Law Project focuses on two issues: worker access to Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) and how to file taxes when employers misclassify workers as "independent contractors." [PDF] Content Detail

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    National Employment Law Project (NELP)
  • Temporary (Nonimmigrant) Workers

    In order for you to come to the United States lawfully as a nonimmigrant to work temporarily in the United States your prospective employer must generally file a nonimmigrant petition on your behalf with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. This provides information from USCIS on how a nonimmigrant can qualify to work temporarily in the United States. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Fact Sheet on Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN)

    Information from the National Employment Law Project about Individual Tax Identification Numbers (ITIN) issued by IRS to process taxes. The ITIN was created for individuals who do not qualify for a Social Security Number (SSN) so they can work and pay taxes. [PDF] Content Detail

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    National Employment Law Project
  • Permanent Workers

    If you have the right combination of skills, education, and/or work experience and are otherwise eligible, you may be able to live permanently in the United States. This provides information from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on whether you qualify. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Immigration Forms and Fees

    Downloadable Immigration Forms from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Social Security & Entering the United States of America

    Section of the Social Security Administration website providing information about Social Security for recent immigrants and other non-citizens entering the United States. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
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    Spanish / Español
  • Employer Work Authorization Verification

    This fact sheet from the National Employment Law Project explains the legal process by which employers verify work authorization and the circumstances under which re-verification is permitted. [PDF] Content Detail

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    National Employment Law Project (NELP)
  • Employment Based Forms

    List of Employment based forms from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. USCIS forms are always FREE to download on this site, or order by mail or phone at 1-800-870-3676. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services