Immigration Proposal Increases Wait Time For Asylum Seekers’ Work Permits

Maria Perez
Apr 16, 2019 - 5:00
Immigration Proposal Increases Wait Time For Asylum Seekers’ Work Permits

The Trump administration is reportedly trying to push forward a proposal that could double the time asylum seekers must wait to obtain a permit to legally work in the US. The proposal comes from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), BuzzFeed News reported, and has not been finalized. People applying for asylum are currently required to wait 180 days before being granted a work permit; the new proposal would increase that time to 365 days.

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