Immigrant Advocacy Orgs Slam Trump's Asylum Work Limits

Law360 (July 21, 2020, 8:20 PM EDT) -- A handful of immigrant advocacy organizations on Tuesday urged a Maryland federal court to block a new Trump administration rule limiting the ability of asylum-seekers to get permission to work in the U.S. while waiting for applications to be processed, calling it "yet another attack against our most vulnerable community members."

Under the final rule, which will take effect in August, asylum-seekers who enter the U.S. in between designated ports of entry are ineligible for a work permit while they wait for their asylum applications to be decided, unless the individual can show "good cause."

Additionally, individuals who request asylum after...

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