At our recent meeting we had a presentation by attorney Angela Torregoza on changes to the employment authorization application form. We have outlined the changes below:
1. Starting September 17, 2018, the form will be seven pages instead of two. You must pay careful attention to each question and answer them all as accurately as possible.
2. In section 30. (c)(8) the form will ask you if you have ever been arrested in your home country, the United States, or elsewhere. Arrests include political arrests. It is extremely important to not omit this type of information as part of your application because the United States government may use it as a reason to deny your employment authorization and asylum applications.
Advice from RIF
The United States government is more strict regarding asylum seekers than it has been in the recent past. If you have questions as you complete your initial or renewal employment authorization application, including about the required documentation, please contact RIF at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a legal consultation.
More detailed information about the changes can be found on Angela Torregoza’s blog here.