Conchita Cruz Praises Planned Extension of Work Permits by USCIS

Conchita Cruz (’18), Co-Executive Director of Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP), was quoted in a CBS News article discussing recently announced measures to reduce the backlog of immigration applications and celebrating a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services proposal to prolong automatic work permit extensions as a “huge victory” (“U.S. Immigration Agency Moves to Cut 9.5 Million-Case Backlog and Speed Up Processing,” Mar. 29). “This extension will not only help ASAP members, but will benefit asylum seekers, other immigrant workers, as well as their employers and the communities that rely on their work as doctors, construction workers, truck drivers, software engineers and more.”