Attorney General James Fights Against New Trump Administration Restrictions on Employment Authorization for Asylum Seekers

Posted to Applied Web NY on Tue, 08/04/2020 - 12:54

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James co-led a coalition of 20 state attorneys general and 10 major cities and counties from around the nation in challenging the Trump Administration’s efforts to limit access to employment authorization for asylum seekers. Under two new rules, individuals seeking asylum in the United States would be indefinitely delayed and barred in some cases from obtaining authorization to work. In an amicus brief filed in support of the plaintiffs in Casa de Maryland, Inc, et al. v. Wolf, Attorney General James and the coalition urge the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland to uphold the plaintiff’s request for a preliminary injunction.

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