If you are a refugee, you have permission to live and work in the United States. Several federal laws protect your right to work regardless of where you live in the United States. The Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) has information for workers and employers on its website, including these materials that discuss refugees’ and asylees’ employment rights:
You can also call IER at 1-800-255-7688 if you have questions about your employment rights or believe an employer has discriminated against you. In certain situations, IER can contact your employer to help resolve problems.