Comments Opposing Removal of 30-Day Processing Provision of Asylum Application-Related Form I-765 Employment Authorization Applications

November 12, 2019

Under current U.S. immigration law, the immigration service must make a decision on work permit applications filed by asylum seekers within 30 days of their application. The Trump administration proposed a regulation that would eliminate this deadline, creating immediate and harmful effects on asylum seekers and their families as well as the U.S. economy. The American Immigration Council and partners submitted comments outlining how the proposed rule would:

  • Harm asylum seekers and their families.
  • Negatively impact the U.S. economy.
  • Result in lost tax revenue from the government.
  • Increase strain on local community resources.

Additionally, the American Immigration Council and partners demonstrated the harmful effects of delaying work permits for asylum seekers in our lawsuit Rosario v. USCIS.

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