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Letter to DHS and DOJ Advocating for the Elimination of the Asylum EAD Clock

Public Comment/Letter
Issue area
USCIS Benefits
Community Advocate
Published: Mar. 9, 2023

On March 8, 2023, the National Immigration Project, and several other immigration legal services and advocacy organizations sent a letter to leadership at the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice, calling on the agencies to eliminate the asylum "clock" in adjudicating employment authorization documents based on pending asylum cases. The letter explains that the "clock" is not required by statute, creates hardship for asylum seekers, and requires the agencies to expend valuable resources to administer it.