DHS Proposes New Rule Regarding Work Permits for Aliens Who’ve Been Issued Final Orders for Removal

Over the last week, the Department of Homeland Security announced a new proposal having to do with work permits for those who have been issued final orders for removal. If you are someone who has recently been issued a final order for removal and you currently have a work permit here in the United States, there is a very good chance that this proposal will drastically affect your situation if written into law. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Wisconsin immigration attorneys to learn more about the proposal and what it may mean for you. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What does the new proposal state?

The rule states that individuals who were issued final orders for removal against them and who were temporarily released from custody on an order of supervision will have to deal with limited work permits. DHS believes that not only will the new rule strengthen immigration enforcement, but they also believe that it will benefit American workers by giving immigrants more of an economic incentive to return to their home countries. While the prospect is frightening to immigrants across the United States, if you find yourself in this situation, you should understand that this has not yet been signed into law.

Furthermore, the rule does not state that all those in this situation will automatically be removed from the United States, as there are certain exemptions, albeit very few. If you can prove that your removal from the United States is impractical, there is a chance that you may receive discretionary employment authorization. If you think that you meet this qualification, the most important thing you can do is speak with our experienced team of attorneys today. We are ready to help you in any way we can.

When does the new rule take effect?

The new rule is not yet official, so there is not an official date where it takes effect, however, the Department of Homeland Security stated that “written comments on this proposed rulemaking must be submitted on or before December 21, 2020.” Additionally, DHS stated that “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 have any additional questions, feel free to give our knowledgeable Wisconsin immigration attorneys a call. We are always here to help.

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