There is no point in "appealing" a denial decision on your asylum based EAD application if the infamous "clock" is stopped in your case (blame the judge). Any appeal under such conditions will be futile and a useless waste of time. On the other hand, the judge will understand that while you are in removal proceedings in immigration court you've got to feed yourself and your family? And got to earn a living. Nothing will happen to you (more than it has already) if you work without USCIS authorization. What are they going to do to you? Place you in removal proceedings twice?
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