Timing is everything for a successful asylum claim. Attorneys
representing asylum seekers are very aware of the deadlines involved, but also
the passage of time from the onset of a case to ensure a client is eligible for
work authorization during the pendency of an asylum claim.
Recently, A.B.T. et al v. USCIS, et al. addressed concerns with
respect to when the clock begins for purposes of work authorization. Our
speaker, Iris Gomez, was integrally involved in this class action lawsuit and
its outcome. She will provide some background on why this case is so
important to an asylee’s ability to work and live during the pendency of his or
her claim, and what it means for practicing attorneys going forward.