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My friend Walid Chaker filed his I-765 Employment

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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.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq. replied 6 months ago.

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He filed the EAD based upon Asylum or some other method? What country is he from?

Expert:  Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq. replied 6 months ago.

He filed the EAD based upon Asylum or some other method? What country is he from?

Expert:  Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq. replied 5 months ago.

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He is not allowed to work with just a pending I-765. But on the other hand, if he works illegally, that would not cause him to be denied Asylum. So mostly it is up to the employer.

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