No welfare either.
Refugees and asylum seekers no longer have the right to work in the U.S.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday rescinded 24 guidance documents “that were unnecessary, outdated, inconsistent with existing law or otherwise improper,” the Justice Department announced.
One of those rescinded was issued in May 2011 — under former President Barack Obama — is titled “Refugees and Asylees Have the Right to Work.”
The guidance states that refugee and asylum status “may be granted to people who have been persecuted or fear they may be persecuted on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion.”
And because of that status, “refugees and asylum seekers are authorized to work indefinitely,” and also receive a Social Security card — ”without employment restrictions.”
The guidance also stated that employers could not refuse to hire refugees or asylum seekers for not having a Social Security number.
Sessions said Tuesday that Americans “deserve to have their voices heard and a government that is accountable to them.”
“When issuing regulations, federal agencies must abide by constitutional principles and follow the rules set forth by Congress and the President,” the attorney general said. “In previous administrations, however, agencies often tried to impose new rules on the American people without any public notice or comment period, simply by sending a letter or posting a guidance document on a website.”