USCIS Announces New Rules Regarding Work authorizations for Asylum Seekers

USCIS recently announced the following new rules regarding work authorizations for asylum seekers: 

1. Blocking asylum applicants who entered without a visa or inspection by an immigration officer from seeking work authorization at all. Also, included in this ban on work authorization eligibility, are people who failed to apply for asylum within one year of their last entry into the United States. 

2. Changing the waiting period to be eligible to apply for employment authorization from 150 days to 365 days. 

3. It denies eligibility for work authorization for people who are exercising their right to appeal their immigration case to a Federal court after their first appeal was denied by the Board of Immigration Appeals.

4. The rule also introduces new bars to those seeking employment authorization based on criminal history.

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