Miller Mayer immigration attorney Steve Yale-Loehr was quoted by the New York Daily News in “NYC Mayor Adams Again Urges Feds to ‘Stand Up,’ Accelerate Work Permits for Migrants Amid Crisis.” Steve noted that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services was gutted under former President Donald Trump and has worked to catch up under President Biden. He noted that the 150-day delay between asylum applications and work permit requests cannot be changed without an act of Congress, a step considered highly unlikely in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. The federal government reported that it is processing 80 percent of asylum-seekers’ work authorization submissions within two months, he said. Read the article here.

Steve was quoted by the Albany Times-Union in “Asylum Cases Lag As Migrants Lack Required Casework.” He noted a lack of clarity around the intersection of homelessness and migrants in the law. But he said one thing was clear: “There are a lot of issues that need to be resolved and so far there does not seem to be any coordination between state and local authorities to figure this out.” Read the article here.