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There's a labor shortage in the U.S. Why is it so hard for migrants to legally work?
By Curt_Anderson
August 31, 2023 9:57 pm
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N.Y. business ready to hire migrants once they receive work permits

Immigration law: Chicago hotel industry throws support behind bill to fast-track work permits for Chicago migrants

Why Biden Canít Expedite Work Permits for Migrants
More than 100,000 migrants have traveled to New York City from the southern border over the past year, relying on the state and city government for food, shelter, medical care and education. Governor Hochul has been urging the Biden administration to get work permits to asylum seekers faster so that they can support themselves and their families as they wait out the years it takes for their cases to wind through the immigration system.

Under federal law, migrants have to wait about six months after they file their asylum application before they can apply for permission to work in the United States legally. This has forced asylum seekers to rely on communities to support them and has led to more people entering the illegal work force.

For the most part, asylum seekers want to work and pay taxes, and businesses across the country are anxious to fill job openings that have lingered since the pandemic.

The delay is enshrined in law.
In 1996, Congress stipulated that asylum seekers had to wait nearly six months after they filed their asylum application before they could apply for permission to work in the United States.

Lawmakers believed that forcing asylum seekers to wait six months before they could apply to work would discourage people from crossing the border illegally and making potentially fraudulent asylum claims so they could get jobs.

Congress cannot agree on changes to the law.
For the past 15 years, Congress has failed to agree on how to update the countryís immigration system, even as the current laws date back to the 1980s and 1990s and were designed around a much different U.S. economy and demographic set of migrants.

Other options face lawsuits or backlogs that could lead to even longer waits.


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  1. by oldedude on September 1, 2023 7:42 am
    Congress cannot agree on changes to the law.
    For the past 15 years, Congress has failed to agree on how to update the countryís immigration system, even as the current laws date back to the 1980s and 1990s and were designed around a much different U.S. economy and demographic set of migrants.


    I consider most of the post pretty much hyperbole. I do agree with this part and have said so often. Unfortunately, immigration law is a lot like tax law. Always changing, and one part violates another.
    I'm probably the one that sees this the most in my family. A woman from Russia, and one DACA from Peru.

    I have a daughter in law that is now a legal citizen from Russia. She came in on a student VISA, then switched it to a work VISA. Both of these are extremely expensive. Especially for someone that is working entry level to junior supervisory work. Mind you, she has kept everything above board. Her criminal history? Not even a traffic ticket.

    My nephew's wife is a DACA from Peru. Her and her mother came in to take care of a relative, and just kinda stayed. She's tried to do the right thing. A couple of times. It's well known the immigration lawyers are shysters at best. Loathsome creatures that threaten immigrants to report them to the police if they don't pay the horrible fees they charge. I keep trying to explain to her she needs to apply without the lawyers, but she's deathly afraid of them putting her in jail. They take trains instead of planes to travel because of the restrictions from TSA. Of all the folks I've talked about running drugs, money, and human trafficking, she's the poster child of someone who should be able to take advantage of a streamlined system. She works under the table because she doesn't want to pay taxes. Her criminal history? Not even a traffic ticket.

    My vote is the swamp goes into a room and only gets carry out until they come up with an easy to understand and implement immigration law.


  2. by Indy! on September 1, 2023 8:48 am

    Our government is broken. Congress is only interested in partisanship and collecting bribes, the Supreme Clowns work for the GOP and the president is merely a puppet target for distracting investigations to keep the Peopleís minds off the other branches of govít picking their pockets.


  3. by HatetheSwamp on September 1, 2023 9:15 am

    Bang on, Indy!

    The government (i.e., the Swamp...because it's not only the three branches of government) is broken, smashed to smithereens!

    The US would have a workable immigration policy if the Swamp wanted it. What it wants is to raise money off of the issue.

    As I say regularly, the Swamp is despicable-r!!!!!


  4. by Ponderer on September 1, 2023 10:21 am

    Maybe it would help if Biden simply forbid any Muslims coming here from all the Muslim countries...?


    Oh wait. Never mind. Trump already tried that and the stoopid law got in the way.

    Trump could have done so much for this country if only the law and the Constitution hadn't kept getting in his way all the time.


  5. by Curt_Anderson on September 20, 2023 7:44 pm
    CNN reported that Biden is giving 470k migrants work permits.

    If I heard correctly the work permits are going to mainly or perhaps entirely to Venezuelans. NY Gov. Hochul had met with Biden this week and was happy with Bidenís apparent executive order.


  6. by Curt_Anderson on September 20, 2023 8:38 pm
    The Biden administration said Wednesday night that it will grant work permits and temporary relief from deportation to nearly half a million Venezuelans who are already in the U.S.

    The announcement follows calls from Democrats to help newly arrived migrants work legally.

    Venezuelans who were in the U.S. as of July 31 can sign up for Temporary Protected Status, or TPS. Homeland Security officials estimate that about 242,700 Venezuelans are currently covered by TPS and that roughly 472,000 more people will now be eligible for work permits.
    npr.org


  7. by oldedude on September 21, 2023 6:15 am
    The Biden administration said Wednesday night that it will grant work permits and temporary relief from deportation to nearly half a million Venezuelans who are already in the U.S.

    You realize that Venezuela is now pretty much owned by the CCP, don't you?

    When maduro took over the oil, any tech folks left the country. That left a gap in those that could actually use the western equipment (the rest are illiterate). That's what happens in a newly socialist country when they can still get out. The deal is obviously a deal between pedojoe and the CCP.


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