The Trump administration is proposing a new rule that, if implemented, would make asylum seekers ineligible for work permits if they entered the U.S. illegally. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the federal agency tasked with managing the country’s immigration system, is introducing new employment rulesfor migrants. Namely, the agency is aiming to bar work permits for asylum applicants who crossed the border illegally, and also applicants who have committed a felony or a number of misdemeanors, including driving under the influence.
I don’t get this. My husband never entered the US illegally. But he was barred from working in the US for two years while he was a completely legal resident. And now it turns out that even illegal immigrants are allowed to work? My husband’s situation was under Obama and he was threatened with deportation. When did this all change? Why is there suddenly even a discussion about work permits for criminal immigrants?
This immigration system is beyond ridiculous.