If you live in the United States and do not have a document, you need to know what to do to work, based on what the Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has established. This is, in fact, the great dream of every migrant: to be able to support their family with a decent salary. This way you can pay your monthly bill, and of course, if it’s legal it’s better.
Entering the country without documents puts migrants in a situation of complete vulnerability because they have to face many obstacles to regularize their status.
On the subject, USCIS has clarified that it is completely illegal for an employer to hire someone without an Employment Authorization (EAD). Another aspect to consider is that in order to process the permit, it is important that the foreigner has a visa from the accepted work categories.
However, there are always exceptions so that people without legal documentation can get a job while they regularize themselves. What are those cases? Those who benefit from these exceptions are those who are processing asylum or refuge in the United States. They have the option to work while their immigration status is resolved.
In this particular case there are the following migrants. First, those who have Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, in the process.
The same goes for those with Form I-589, Application for Asylum and Withholding of Removal.
Also in that group are those who have the status of “Non-Immigrant” which ensures their permanence in the United States.
However, they are not allowed to work without first applying for an EAD. An example of this is a student with an F-1 or M-1 visa.
The first thing you need to do to get a work permit in the United States is to complete and submit Form I-766 to USCIS.
The federal agency said that “American employers must ensure that all of their workers, regardless of their citizenship or national origin, are authorized to work in the United States.”