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Atlanta, GA , What process must an employer follow to hire a foreign national?

If an employer in Georgia wants to hire an immigrant, he/she can do so if the appropriate paperwork is filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and approved. Many employers may choose to fill temporary positions with individuals…
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Atlanta, Georgia, What can a naturalization applicant expect during the interview?

After a lawful permanent resident (LPR) has met all the requirements to become a U.S. citizen, he/she can apply for naturalization. There are a number of things an individual will be required to do before the application process is complete.…
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Atlanta Georgia: An employee at Byron Explosives Company was airlifted to the hospital after a workplace accident.

According to Sheriff Terry Deese, an accident happened at Pyrotechnic Specialties Inc. in Byron around 10:40 a.m. on June 17, 2020.  Fire Chief Jeff Doles reported  a man was burned on his hands and face after a small explosion and flash fire…
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Georgia: Two people are dead after a car crashes through a fence near Roswell. 

Two people died at Atlanta Medical Center after the vehicle they were in Friday night crashed through a retention pond metal fence by NCG Theaters in east Coweta County, barreled 100 feet down a slope and came to rest in the water.  The occupants…
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One accident may involve a wrongful death and a personal injury claim in Milton Georgia.

Catastrophic accidents resulting in the death of a loved one can leave families in emotional and financial ruin.  In a split second, an accident can lead to harm, injury, damage, loss, and wrongful death casualty to multiple victims. While…
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South Georgia City Manager Fired Over Sexual Harassment Claims

South Georgia city leaders upheld the decision to fire their city manager over sexual harassment allegations on June 25th after a three-hour appeals hearing. Former Americus City Manager, Charles Coney, stands to be terminated with cause. Coney…
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USCIS Announces it is Extending Flexibilities for Responding to Agency Requests

Although U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that it plans on furloughing approximately 13,000 employees which could have a significant impact on its ability to operate, the agency did issue a news briefing that…
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Trump Administration Continues with Efforts to Bar Immigrants Looking for Work from Entering the U.S.

If you know someone who is currently living outside of the U.S. who is looking to enter the country for work-related purposes, they may have a difficult time doing so with the Trump administration’s latest move to bar entry to immigrants seeking…
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Supreme Court Blocks the Trump Administration’s Attempt to End the DACA Program

DACA recipients have been anxiously waiting for the Supreme Court to decide whether it would allow President Trump to end the Obama-era program and the verdict is finally in. On Thursday, the Supreme Court decided to block the Trump administration’s…
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Many Immigrants Fear Protesting in Support of Black Lives Matter Movement Will Put Their Immigration Status at Risk

Individuals all across the U.S. have come together to protest in honor of George Floyd, a black man who was killed by a white Minneapolis police officer. While many of the protests that have been held have been peaceful and civilized, many others…
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Supreme Court Sides with Lebanese Immigrant Who Appealed Deportation Order in Fear of Being Tortured in His Home Country

Many of the immigrants arriving at U.S. borders aren’t only seeking a new way of life, they are seeking protection. Nidal Khalid Nasrallah is one of those immigrants. Nasrallah came to the U.S. in 2006 from Lebanon and has been living as a…
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Georgia, Second Immigrant Detainee Passes Away from COVID-19 Complications

Many immigration detention centers along with jails have become a hotspot for the COVID-19 virus simply because inmates and detainees are living in close quarters and are unable to properly practice social distancing. In fact, both jails and…
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Are H-1B visa holders at risk of being deported if they are laid off as a result of the COVID-19 crisis?

The COVID-19 pandemic is not only responsible for taking hundreds of thousands of lives, but it is also responsible for putting millions of people out of work. While everyone depends on their job for income and benefits, many others are depending…
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GA Congressman Worries ICE Isn’t Providing Detainees at Stewart Detention Center with Enough Protection from COVID-19

Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) expressed his concern with how Stewart Detention Center is being operated amid the COVID-19 outbreak in a recent letter he wrote to Matthew T. Albence, Deputy Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs…
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Immigrants Fear That Applying for Unemployment During the COVID-19 Outbreak Could Harm Their Chances of Obtaining Citizenship

There are hundreds of thousands of immigrants currently living in the U.S. for work, school, health care, or other personal reasons. While some may wish to keep their visit short and one day return home, a large percentage of those residing…
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Georgia jogger’s death makes national headlines after the men who confronted him were arrested and charged

Two men have been arrested for the murder of a 25 year old black man who was jogging in Georgia earlier this year.  Young man is shot after an encounter with a father and son The victim, named Ahmaud Arbery, was killed in Brunswick, Georgia,…