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More Than 400,000 Asylum Seekers Obtain Work Permits in FY2017
06-02-2018, 04:17 AM,
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More Than 400,000 Asylum Seekers Obtain Work Permits in FY2017
More Than 400,000 Asylum Seekers Obtain Work Permits in FY2017

<div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden"><a href="/news/more-400000-asylum-seekers-obtain-work-permits-fy2017"><img class="image-style--medium img" typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://www.numbersusa.com/sites/default/styles/medium/public/assets/news/EADcard_31MAY18.png?itok=wx1i4p2s" alt=""></a></div><div class="field field--name-field-timestamp field--type-datestamp field--label-hidden"><time datetime="2018-05-31T09:58:29-04:00"><b>Thu,</b> <span class="uppercase"><b>May</b></span> 31<sup>st</sup> 2018 @ <b>9:58</b> am EDT</time></div><p>Loopholes in the current immigration system enabled U.S. employers to hire 403,000 foreign nationals with pending asylum claims in FY2017. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) granted these asylum-seekers Employment Authorization Documents (EAD), which authorized them to work in the United States. Most of these individuals would likely have sought work in lower-skilled occupations, competing with American workers and putting downward pressure on wages.</p>



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