Surviving in the U.S. While Waiting for Your Green Card (ebook)
Surviving in the U.S. While Waiting for Your Green Card
ISBN: 0-9770453-9-0. Author: Elzbieta Baumgartner. Language: English. Published in 2009. Format: 8.5 x11”. E-book: 278 pages. Price: $15.
It is the only book on the market devoted to issues of immigrants who are waiting in the U.S. for their Green Cards. It contains priceless confidential information that will help readers survive in the U.S. the transitional period without legal immigration status.
2. HOW TO COME TO THE U.S. TEMPORARILY
2.1. How to Get Admitted into the U.S.
2.2. Nonimmigrant (Temporary) Visas
2.3. Types of Nonimmigrant Visas
2.4. What Happens When You Reach the Border
2.5. Extending Your Status or Changing the Reason for Staying
2.6. Does the DHS Know When You Overstay Your Status?
2.7. If You Forgot to Return Your I-94 Card when Leaving the U.S.
3. HOW TO STAY IN THE U.S. PERMANENTLY
3.1. The Process of Getting an Immigrant Visa
3.2. Immediate Relatives of American Citizens
3.3. Preference Categories
3.4. Refugees and Asylees
3.5. Visa Lottery
4. WHO CAN HELP YOU GET A GREEN CARD
4.1. Immigration Professionals
4.2. How to Find Inexpensive Immigration Help
4.3. How Not to Legalize Your Status
4.4. Examples of Immigration Consultant Fraud
4.5. How to Protect Yourself Against Immigration Fraud
4.6. Where to Learn More on Immigration Law
5. WHAT IS YOUR STATUS?
5.1. In Status or Out of Status for the Immigration Service
5.2. Are You Indmissible, Deportable, or with Good Moral Character?
5.3. Permanent Resident Under the Color of Law (PRUCOL)
5.4. Are You a “Qualified Alien”?
5.5. Are You a Resident or Nonresident Alien for Tax Purposes?
5.6. Is Your Status Legal for the Purpose of the REAL ID Act?
6. THE IMMIGRATION SERVICE AND THE UNDOCUMENTED
6.1. Can You Get Caught by the Immigration Service?
6.2. When the DHS Intervenes
6.3. What to Do in Case of an Immigration Raid
6.4. Deportation from the United States
6.5. While Your Green Card Application Is Pending
7. LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE UNDOCUMENTED
7.1. What Can Get You in Trouble
7.2. What to Do if You Are Stopped by the Police
7.3. When You Get Arrested
7.4. Where to Seek Justice
8. THE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, YOUR KEY TO LIFE IN AMERICA
8.1. Types of Social Security Cards
8.2. Who Can Obtain an SSN
8.3. How to Apply for Your SSN
8.4. Who Can Ask for Your SSN
8.5. Social Security Retirement Benefits for Those Who Are “Not Lawfully Present” 124
8.6. Can You Get a Refund of Social Security Taxes?
9. WORKING WITH AND WITHOUT PAPERS
9.1. What Employers Check
9.2. How to Work Without Papers
9.3. Should You Be Afraid of Employers?
9.4. Know Your Rights as an Employee
9.5. After You Legalize Your Status
10. DRIVER’S LICENSE AND FOREIGNERS
10.1. How to Get a License
10.2. A Driver’s License from Your Country
10.3. New License for Foreigners
10.4. Real ID Act and Driver’s Licenses for Illegals
10.5. After You Legalized Your Status
11. HOUSING FOR IMMIGRANTS
11.1. What Landlords Want to Know About Tenants
11.2. The Apartment Lease
11.3. Rent Controls
11.4. Know Your Housing Rights
11.5. After You Legalize Your Immigration Status
12. PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS
12.1. How to Enroll Your Child at School
12.2. Choice of Schools
12.3. English Language and Immigrant Children
12.4. College for the Undocumented
12.5. After You Legalize Your Immigration Status
13. BANKING FOR NEWCOMERS
13.1. Opening an Account without Status
13.2. Documents Needed to Open a Bank Account
13.3. When Banks Don’t Have to Report to the IRS
13.4. Opening a Bank Account Without a Social Security Number
13.5. After You Legalize Your Immigration Status
14. MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOR IMMIGRANTS
14.1. Buy Insurance Before Coming to the U.S.
4.2. Short-Term Health Insurance for Foreigners
14.3. Free or Discounted Care from Private Hospitals
14.4. State Health Insurance for Children
14.5. Other Sources for Medical Care
14.6. Federal Programs Available for Immigrants
14.7. What Happens if You Don’t Pay Your Hospital Bills
14.8. After You Legalized Your Immigration Status
15. TAXES AND IMMIGRANTS
15.1. The Essentials of Taxes
15.2. Taxes Deducted from Your Paycheck
15.3. Other Taxes You Pay in the U.S.
15.4. ITIN—a Solution if You Have no SSN
15.5. Taxation of Resident Aliens and Nonresident Aliens
15.6. How Income Tax Is Calculated and Paid
15.7. Some Tax Issues of Special Interest to Foreigners
15.8. After You Legalized Your Immigration Status
16. IS YOUR SPONSOR STILL RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU?
16.1. Two Types of Affidavit of Support
16.2. Who Can Be a Sponsor
16.3. Sponsor’s Obligations
16.4. Benefits for which the Sponsor Is Not Responsible
17. HOW TO LIVE WITHOUT LEGAL IMMIGRATION STATUS
17.1. Does It Pay to Overstay Your Welcome?
17.2. Do You Have a Social Security Number?
17.3. How to Live Without an SSN
17.4. How to Obtain American Identification Documents
18. THE SHIELD WHICH ALLOWS THE UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS TO LIVE WITHOUT BREAKING ANY LAWS
18.1. Legal Income for Illegal Aliens
18.2. Build Your Shield
18.3. Other Formalities
18.4. How to Draw a Legal Income
18.5. How to Pay Your Taxes
18.6. How to Be Sponsored for a Green Card
19. RIGHTS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS
19.1. Constitutional Rights
19.2. Other Rights You Have
20. APPENDIX—INTERPRETATION OF “UNLAWFUL PRESENCE”