Op-ed: Biden Breaks Law to Give Millions of Migrants Work Permits

By Don Barnett on June 3, 2024

The Biden administration is doing an end-run around the nation’s immigration laws — by giving migrants work permits in record numbers.

Since President Biden took office, more than 3.3 million migrants have been given a Employment Authorization Document (EAD), commonly known as the federal work permit, even though many didn’t even legally have the right to be America.

And as of February of this year, pending EAD applications stood at an another 1.4 million.

In many cases, migrants are given the right to work before they are even given asylum, a green card or other legal documentation that allows them to stay.

Not so long ago, the work permit rightly was considered an unwanted immigration “pull factor” and a key to managing immigration flows.

In 1996, the Immigration and Naturalization Service introduced a new rule: Asylum seekers had to wait 180 days before applying for work.

Asylum is meant for people fleeing legitimate claims of persecution, and aren’t just looking for better jobs.

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