H.R.2813 - Asylum Seeker Work Authorization Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1] (Introduced 05/16/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/26/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship. (All Actions)|
This bill has the status Introduced
Here are the steps for Status of Legislation:
- Passed House
- Passed Senate
- To President
- Became Law
Summary: H.R.2813 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/16/2019)
Asylum Seeker Work Authorization Act of 2019
This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security to provide employment authorization for eligible asylum applicants. Currently, such individuals are not entitled to employment authorization but may be granted such by the Department of Justice.
Such employment authorization shall last for one year and be renewable for one-year terms during the period necessary to adjudicate the applicant's asylum claim.
The bill also shortens the waiting period for receiving employment authorization to 30 days from the filing of the asylum application.