The Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security have agreed to settle a nationwide class action lawsuit. It was filed to challenge the government's denial of work authorization to asylum seekers who have been waiting six months or more for a decision on their asylum applications.
If approved by a federal judge, this
agreement will help ensure that asylum seekers, who have fled persecution in
their home countries, are not unlawfully prevented from working and supporting
their families while the government decides their cases.
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