AG James Opposes Trump Admin's Move To Increase Time Before Asylum Seekers Can Apply To Work In United States

Posted to Applied Web NY on Mon, 01/13/2020 - 18:32

New York Attorney General Letitia James, along with a coalition of 20 additional attorneys general from around the nation, today took steps to oppose an unlawful attempt by the Trump Administration to obstruct asylum seekers from applying for work permits. In a comment letter filed with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the coalition of attorneys general argue that the proposed rule introduces delays, confusion, and unnecessary administrative burdens into the work permit and asylum application processes. Among other changes, this rule would require asylum seekers — many of whom flee their countries with few resources — to wait 365 days from the date their asylum application is received before they can apply for a work permit.

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