Businesses Push to Let Asylum Seekers Work

November 16, 2023
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November 16, 2023

The American Immigration Council joins over 100 business organizations, including chambers of commerce and trade associations throughout the country, to call on Congress to remove the current barrier to getting asylum seekers work permits quickly. The letter calls for the waiting period to be reduced from the current 180 mandatory days to 30 days and additional funding for United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for faster work permit processing. 

This letter was organized in partnership with the Refugee Advocacy Lab and was released alongside growing movement across the country led by groups including the Asylum Seekers Advocacy Project, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Refugees International calling for Congressional solutions to allow asylum seekers to get to work more quickly

Join our effort and sign the letter here.

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