CLINIC needs your help in fighting to protect 50,000 vulnerable Haitians in the U.S. who are at risk of losing their Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, which would force them to return to Haiti.
Salvadorans who have already been granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) are eligible to live and work in the United States for an additional 18 months and continue to maintain their status. The extension of TPS for nationals of El Salvador is effective from March 10, 2015 and through September 9, 2016. Nationals of El Salvador who have been granted TPS previously must re-register during the 60-day re-registration period, which began on January 7, 2015 and will remain in effect through March 9, 2015.
By Kristina Karpinski
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IMMIGRANT WORKERS’ RIGHTS
All workers, including documented and undocumented immigrant workers, are protected by many U.S. employment and labor laws. Rights that may apply to workers depending upon the circumstances include:
Right to be paid. In most instances, workers have the right to be paid minimum wage ($5.15 an hour) and to receive overtime pay for work over 40 hours a week. If workers do not receive all of the wages for the time they actually worked, they can take action to recover those wages.
What is an ITIN?
ITIN stands for Individual Tax Identification Number. It is a nine-digit number issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to individuals who do not qualify for a Social Security Number (SSN). The ITIN always begins with the number 9 and has a 7 or 8 in the fourth digit. For example: 9XX-7X-XXXX.
An ITIN permits individuals without a valid Social Security Number (SSN) to: