0021 8150 72 (Dec. 22, 2017) – Claimant acted diligently in seeking work authorization from the USCIS. When it did not come through in time, it was for reasons beyond his control. His separation is deemed to be involuntary due to urgent, compelling, and necessitous circumstances.
BR-115462 (Jan. 14, 2011) – Although the claimant, a Liberian national, did not have a formal Employment Authorization Document during the base period, the combination of automatic government extensions of her work authorization documents and formal applications to the USCIS satisfied a majority of the Board that she was permanently residing under color of law (PRUCOL). She may not be disqualified under G.L. c. 151A, § 25(h).