S.1899 - Asylum Seeker Work Authorization Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME] (Introduced 07/30/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/30/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1899 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (07/30/2015)
Asylum Seeker Work Authorization Act of 2015
This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to direct the Department of Homeland Security to authorize employment for an asylum applicant who is not in detention and whose asylum application has not been determined to be frivolous.
Employment authorization shall be: (1) for a period of one year, and (2) renewable for additional one-year periods for the entire period necessary to adjudicate the applicant's asylum claim.