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Proposed New Rule Will Limit Work Permits

Gavel and FlagImmigration laws are subject to change. New rules, orders, and laws are created and altered often. Recently, the Department of Homeland Security has announced that they are proposing a new rule. This rule will limit the work permits for aliens with final orders of removal. What does this mean? What are the implications? When will the rule be put in place? To learn more about the potential new rule, read on.

What Is the New Rule?

The Department of Homeland Security is in the process of implementing a new rule that will limit work permits for aliens with final orders of removal but who are temporarily released from custody on an order of supervision.

What Is the Purpose of the Rule?

The Department of Homeland Security believes that the new rule to limit work permits for aliens with final orders of removal will remove the economic incentive to stay in the United States. DHS explained that, typically, aliens with final orders of removal are still eligible to work, so they are in no rush to leave the country when they are ordered to. DHS believes that limiting work permits will also limit economic incentives. They also state that the new rule will help to protect U.S. workers in addition to strengthening immigration enforcement.

Who Will It Affect?

The rule would affect aliens with final orders of removal. There may be a small number of people who are exempt by showing that their removal from the United States is impracticable. If you have any questions regarding how this rule may affect you, contact our firm for more information.

When Will It Be Implemented?

The rule is still in the works, with the Department of Homeland Security taking comments until December 21, 2020. While there is not yet a set date, it is important to note that, according to the Department of Homeland Security, “when a final rule is published, the changes made by the rule will apply to initial and renewal applications filed on or after the final rule’s effective date.”

If you are curious about how you or a loved one may be impacted by this new rule, please contact our firm with any questions or concerns you may have.

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Katona & Associates, PLLC is an experienced, highly dedicated New York City immigration law firm located in lower Manhattan. Our firm works with clients in all matters of immigration law, including employment immigration, family immigration, deportation defense, green cards, and citizenship. Contact us to discuss your case and get the help you need.

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