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house Bill H.R. 2813

Should the Work Authorization Wait Time for Asylum Seekers be Shortened from 180 to 30 Days?

Argument in favor

Asylum seekers are currently subjected to an overly long waiting period for work authorization. During this time, they’re financially and socially vulnerable due to their inability to work to support themselves and their families. Shortening the wait time for asylum seekers’ work authorization applications would help them establish their lives in the U.S. and become productive members of their communities sooner.

Kodiwodi's Opinion
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06/21/2019
What is it you people don’t get? Seeking asylum is NOT illegal. Caging people Costs us money. The longer we do so the More it costs. Let these people get to work and become useful members of society and pay their way. For crying out loud act like the Christians you claim to be. That’s funny Russell. The greatest quote that doesn’t come from the Bible. It’s Ben Franklin’s and he was a Diest. And before that Aesop’s Fables. Actually God helps those who are helpless.
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JamieD's Opinion
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06/21/2019
If we don’t want immigrants being a “burden” on our system, we should allow them to do what they came here to do: provide a safe and secure future for themselves and their families.
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jimK's Opinion
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06/21/2019
I disagree with the argument that decreasing the wait time makes asylum more attractive. These folks have already cashed it all in to get here. They are motivated and anxious to be part of this country. Let them find work as soon as possible. Let’s be an inclusive, supportive country that welcomes those who want to do what it takes to “Make America Great” again.
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Argument opposed

Argument Against: The 180 day wait time for asylum seekers’ work authorizations is already too short, serving as a major draw for asylum seekers to come to the U.S. versus other countries. Shortening the wait time further is the exact opposite of what the U.S. should do; and in fact, the Trump administration is already seeking to extend the wait time for asylum seekers’ work authorizations to 365 days.

Raymond 's Opinion
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06/21/2019
Considering how many illegals we have coming across the border thanks to leftist liberals absolutely not. Let’s at least Verify these people. We have no idea who they are. Kinda putting the cart before the horse. As normal though this website is DISHONEST in there reporting.
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SneakyPete's Opinion
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06/21/2019
👎🏻 H.R. 2813 AKA the “Asylum Seeker Work Authorization Act of 2019” 👎🏻 I stand strongly opposed H.R. 2813 AKA the “Asylum Seeker Work Authorization Act of 2019” which would shorten the waiting period for asylum seekers waiting for their applications to be processed to receive work authorization. Under this bill, they could apply for work authorization immediately after applying for asylum, and the authorization would be granted 30 days after their asylum application is filed. It would initially be granted for a one year period, after which it could be renewed for additional one year periods as long as the applicant’s claim is still being adjudicated. Argument Against: The 180 day wait time for asylum seekers’ work authorizations is already too short, serving as a major draw for asylum seekers to come to the U.S. versus other countries. Shortening the wait time further is the exact opposite of what the U.S. should do; and in fact, the Trump administration is already seeking to extend the wait time for asylum seekers’ work authorizations to 365 days. SneakyPete..... 👎🏻👎🏻HR.2813 👎🏻👎🏻. 6.21.19.....
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B.R.'s Opinion
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06/22/2019
While I can understand the argument for expediting the work process, there is a risk to not following the process. There is a reason for the process and as long as their application is still being adjudicated, their request for asylum has not been approved yet. The count is still 1....2....3, not 2...3...1.
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      house Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Immigration and Citizenship
    IntroducedMay 16th, 2019
    What is it you people don’t get? Seeking asylum is NOT illegal. Caging people Costs us money. The longer we do so the More it costs. Let these people get to work and become useful members of society and pay their way. For crying out loud act like the Christians you claim to be. That’s funny Russell. The greatest quote that doesn’t come from the Bible. It’s Ben Franklin’s and he was a Diest. And before that Aesop’s Fables. Actually God helps those who are helpless.
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    Considering how many illegals we have coming across the border thanks to leftist liberals absolutely not. Let’s at least Verify these people. We have no idea who they are. Kinda putting the cart before the horse. As normal though this website is DISHONEST in there reporting.
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    If we don’t want immigrants being a “burden” on our system, we should allow them to do what they came here to do: provide a safe and secure future for themselves and their families.
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    I disagree with the argument that decreasing the wait time makes asylum more attractive. These folks have already cashed it all in to get here. They are motivated and anxious to be part of this country. Let them find work as soon as possible. Let’s be an inclusive, supportive country that welcomes those who want to do what it takes to “Make America Great” again.
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    Seeking asylum in the United States is not only completely legal, but is protected by US and international laws. Asylees (both those seeking and those granted asylum) are not the dreaded "illegals" that a certain kind of American loves to hate. The alternative to letting asylees work is their being here without being able to contribute to society in any meaningful way. How is that better for us as a nation? When people work, everyone is better for it. The fear that “they're coming to take our jobs“ assumes a fixed number of jobs, which is not and never has been true. When asylees are working, they are less likely to need charity, so that charity can go to help others. Asylees are eligible for very limited state and federal assistance, and if allowed to work, typically pay about $21,000 more in taxes than they receive in benefits.
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    Everyone benefits from this bill. Employers have more potential employees, and asylum seekers can immediately begin contributing to both their own welfare and the U.S.
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    Let asylum seekers work on work permits as quickly as possible ... it is the best for our country and for the asylum seekers.
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    👎🏻 H.R. 2813 AKA the “Asylum Seeker Work Authorization Act of 2019” 👎🏻 I stand strongly opposed H.R. 2813 AKA the “Asylum Seeker Work Authorization Act of 2019” which would shorten the waiting period for asylum seekers waiting for their applications to be processed to receive work authorization. Under this bill, they could apply for work authorization immediately after applying for asylum, and the authorization would be granted 30 days after their asylum application is filed. It would initially be granted for a one year period, after which it could be renewed for additional one year periods as long as the applicant’s claim is still being adjudicated. Argument Against: The 180 day wait time for asylum seekers’ work authorizations is already too short, serving as a major draw for asylum seekers to come to the U.S. versus other countries. Shortening the wait time further is the exact opposite of what the U.S. should do; and in fact, the Trump administration is already seeking to extend the wait time for asylum seekers’ work authorizations to 365 days. SneakyPete..... 👎🏻👎🏻HR.2813 👎🏻👎🏻. 6.21.19.....
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    People need to work. Let them work.
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    Hopefully this will make the review more efficient. Give it a try.
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    While I can understand the argument for expediting the work process, there is a risk to not following the process. There is a reason for the process and as long as their application is still being adjudicated, their request for asylum has not been approved yet. The count is still 1....2....3, not 2...3...1.
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    They want to work. Let them!
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    These people are seeking Asylum due to what our military has done to their country. They provide better work per hour than any other I have worked with. The reason you feel they take jobs from citizens is that the person who’s job is lost sucked at it anyway. Get a Grip!!!
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    No work permits. Instead, asylum claims should be processed in 30 days or less. We cannot have a liberal social welfare system AND open borders. One or the other. Not both.
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    Yes. The sooner people can get a legal status, the better.
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    For those people who say that immigrants are living off our taxes then how about making it quicker and easier for these poor people to legally work? They gladly take the crappiest jobs that no one else wants to do, work at back breaking labor, and we still throw obstacles in their way. Jesus would be tearing down way more than a temple here.
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    We must not be so shortsighted to think we don’t need our neighbors. We need each other, plain and simple.
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    If we actually want immigrants to “pull themselves up by their bootstraps” as right wingers loved to say, then we should allow asylum seekers to be able to start working as soon as possible so that they can provide for their families and start a new life!
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    Give people asylum, shorten the time and let them work!! Immigrants add millions to the economy!!!
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    A man who is working will assimilate faster than one who is unproductive.
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