More parolees should be allowed to work upon arrival

Source: Niskanen Center
by Cecilia Esterline & Gil Guerra

“U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that Afghan and Ukrainian nationals who enter the country via special parole programs would be granted automatic employment authorization alongside their parole. Humanitarian parolees typically need to wait for USCIS to approve their applications for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) to work in the U.S. While parolees from these countries will still need to acquire an EAD within 90 days of their employment start date, they will be eligible for work as soon as they arrive. This change is a welcome one for several reasons.” (01/24/23)