As Robert Law from the Center for Immigration Studies notes, many of those work permits are held by border crossers and illegal aliens:
Executives with the Koch-funded LIBRE Initiative cheered the announcement, calling the policy “a welcome fix” for businesses that employ border crossers and illegal aliens on work permits.
Many of the work permit categories eligible for this auto-extension are earmarked for illegal aliens, including those who simply filed an asylum application that the government has yet to adjudicate and those with TPS.
If last week’s press release is the first time you heard about this rule, that’s because DHS published it without giving the American public any advance notice, in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). [Emphasis added]
Their support for the policy comes as nearly 12 million Americans remain jobless, but all of them want full-time jobs with high wages and competitive benefits. Another four million Americans are underemployed, stuck in part-time jobs but want full-time employment.