If you are an asylum seeker applying for work authorization, keep reading to see if you are eligible for faster processing and other benefits under a recent court decision.
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A federal court in the case CASA v. Wolf has temporarily stopped the government from enforcing new rules that limit asylum seekers’ ability to get an employment authorization document (EAD).
If you are covered by the court’s order, some of the benefits to you include:
To be processed under the court order, you must prove you are an ASAP or CASA member when you file your EAD application (Form I-765). You can do that by attaching a copy of your membership ID or a membership letter from ASAP or CASA immediately behind Form I-765. For more information, click here for the government’s instructions to applicants.
If you are you interested in becoming a member of ASAP or CASA:
If you are a member of ASAP or CASA and you applied for an EAD between August 25, 2020 and October 8, 2020, the government will likely be returning your EAD application with instructions on how to resubmit the application with proof of membership. You can find those instructions here. You can resubmit your application now; you do not need to wait to receive your returned application.