asylum seekers http://kplu.org en Legal victory for asylum seekers http://kplu.org/post/legal-victory-asylum-seekers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The settlement of </span><a href="http://www.legalactioncenter.org/sites/default/files/docs/lac/34_First_Amended_Complaint.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">a class-action lawsuit,</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> filed on behalf of asylum seekers, should make it easier for people to work in the U.S. while for their asylum petition to be acted on.</span></p><p>The problem has been with something called the “asylum clock.” The clock is actually a complicated formula the Department of Homeland Security and other government agencies use to decide when someone is allowed to legally begin working in the United States. Theoretically, it’s supposed to be around six months. But, according to the court case, it stretches into years. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 00:57:42 +0000 Paula Wissel 8407 at http://kplu.org