My friend Walid Chaker filed his I-765 Employment Authorization on August 2, 2016. He was told that it could be 5 or 6 months before he receives his permanent work visa
. He has already filed for Asylum, that was back in January 2016 when he arrived. He has no money and needs to work. Can he work for a moving company while he is waiting? He told the owner that he had a copy of his I-765 and his documents showing he had filed for asylum. He also has his passport.
JA: What is your official status? Do you have any pending applications or petitions with USCIS?
Customer: Yes, Asylum paperwork filed in January 2016 and I-765 filed on August 2, 2016
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: yes, Walid went through an attorney who filed the asylum paperwork for him back in January 2016 and his I-765 was submitted on August 2, 2016.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I was wondering if Walid can work for a moving company if he gives the employer a copy of his pending I-765 as he has run out of money.