How can I work without an EAD, if I'm a paroled arriving alien seeking asylum?
(a) Get a fake SSN/Green Card; or
(b) Get paid under the table; or
(c) Some option I've overlooked?
6 attorney answers
Of course we cannot advise you to break the law. Instead, my advice is NOT to do a or b because you can prevent yourself from getting future benefits. One such example, if you work without authorization, you begin accruing unlawful presence (even though asylum applicants do not generally accrue unlawful presence while the app is pending). And if you trigger the 3/10 year bar for unlawful presence, then you could be prevented from adjusting your status in the future, even if granted asylum. It will certainly make it more difficult.
Best, safest bet is to wait. You are eligible to APPLY for work authorization after your app has been pending for 150 days, and you become eligible receive work authorization after it has been pending 180 days.
You cannot work in the United States unless you have a valid Employment Authorization Document or a nonimmigrant work visa.
Disclaimer: The information provided here is generalized and should not be relied upon as legal advice. This communication does not create an attorney-client relationship.
The bes option is to just wait until you get your EAD before you start working. You can apply for jobs in the meantime, but do not start before your EAD arrives
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None of the above. If you do not have EAD, you should not work. 150 days after filing your asylum application you will be eligible to apply for EAD.
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(c) Not sure
No attorney can provide you options to getting employment when you have no authorization from the government to work. Additionally, no attorney will advise you on how to conceal such employment. You should be eligible for EAD approximately 150 days after filing of your Asylum application. Good luck!
Legal disclaimer: Mr. Zapata's response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Zapata's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.