The Donald Trump government has taken a new step to make it difficult to authorize employment to work in the United States that receive foreigners with residence permits.
The Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) issued a policy alert on Monday explaining that foreign citizens admitted to the United States with parole are not entitled to work permits because they were allowed to enter the country temporarily.
USCIS said the new guide emphasizes the “use of its discretion” to decide whether to approve or deny employment authorization to immigrants with parole . The guide also describes the “positive” and “negative” factors that Immigration adjudicators should consider when deciding whether or not to approve the work permit.
The parole is a special type of entry into the country that entitles the beneficiary to travel and stay in the United States temporarily. Although it is stamped on the passport, it is not a visa. Generally, foreigners with parole so far the government has granted them a provisional employment authorization while they wait to adjust their status .
The measure comes just two weeks after the immigration authority canceled two temporary residence permit programs . Those affected, in principle persons of Haitian and Filipino origin, will no longer be allowed to wait in the United States until their permanent resident card or green card is available.
Other parole programs by category, such as the Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program (CFRP), which allows naturalized Cubans and permanent residents to apply for an entry permit for their relatives on the island, are also under review, an official said. USCIS to the New Herald.
In announcing the change on the work permit, the acting director of the agency, Ken Cuccinelli, said that “reviewing the gaps that encourage the exploitation of our immigration system is the only way forward.”
He added that the decision was made in “response to the national emergency on the southern border,” and based on a “review of USCIS adjudication practices.”
According to the USCIS alert, the agency concluded that its officials need more guidance in the use of discretion to award or deny work permits .