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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Asylum Applicants in Immigration Court Can Get Work Permits Faster

     Due to the settlement of a class action lawsuit, after November 2013, it will be faster for defensive asylum applicants to obtain a work permit.  A defensive asylum case is one which is pending before an Immigration Judge.
     The regulations do not allow an asylum application to be "filed" other than at a hearing before a judge.  As a result of "the asylum clock," an applicant cannot usually request employment authorization for many month (or years).  At the end of this year, asylum applications will be "lodged" with a court clerk.  This means either sent in the mail or presented in person.
      Once an asylum application is "lodged" and the required 150 days have elapsed, the applicant can request a work permit.  More information is available here.
     For professional help on asylum and work permits call a Board-certified immigration expert at the Weston law office of Blandon Law.  The number is 954-385-0157.

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