work permit


: an official document that shows that a person is allowed to work

Examples of work permit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Editor's note: This story has been updated with additional context about receiving a work permit while pursuing a defensive asylum claim. Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press, 12 Apr. 2024 José, who preferred that his full name not be used due to privacy and safety concerns, has already applied for asylum and received his work permit. Sarah Matusek, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 Mar. 2024 Unlike those who enter the country unlawfully, migrants who secure a CBP One appointment can apply for a work permit after being released from U.S. custody and do not have to satisfy the stricter asylum conditions of a Biden administration regulation. Camilo Montoya-Galvez, CBS News, 12 Feb. 2024 Meanwhile, Alabama, West Virginia, Missouri and Georgia are considering bills this year that would eliminate work permit requirements for minors, which prove age or parental or school permission to work. Lauren Kaori Gurley, Washington Post, 31 Mar. 2024 The Barrys applied for asylum and are waiting for a work permit. Olivia Bensimon Todd Heisler, New York Times, 20 Feb. 2024 Most students entering college these days don’t qualify for the program, which gives recipients a work permit and a temporary reprieve from deportation, making their cases more complex, Davenport added. Rebecca Plevin, Los Angeles Times, 15 Mar. 2024 Under federal law, U.S. asylum seekers must wait six months to apply for a work permit after filing an asylum claim. Antonio Olivo, Washington Post, 12 Mar. 2024 By the time the next 60 days were up, his work permit would be on the way. Olivia Bensimon Todd Heisler, New York Times, 20 Feb. 2024

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“Work permit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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