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If I am undocumented/out of status is it "illegal" for me to work?

For the past two years, an acquaintance has been living in my car. Originally from Japan, he came here on a student visa and then, believing his employers would help him maintain a legal status, he overstayed that visa. Eventually, he lost his job and his home - and sought my help (hating our local homeless shelter, which is admittedly dangerous). Now he believes that if he works he will be breaking the law. This matters to him as he is pursuing legal action against his former employers (a case I don't think has much merit - though I haven't really looked at it). We're meeting with a homeless services provider today, who I'm certain will want him to have some kind of income before helping him find housing. And so the main question is: is it "illegal" for him to work? Thanks for any help.
posted by punkbitch on Dec 21, 2015 - 28 answers

About to be homeless!

About to be homeless in London. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 13, 2015 - 19 answers

How/if to help a man who is homeless

A man living in his car at the park near my house refused my offer of $50 saying it would make him feel worse to accept money and that he is in touch with the council to access homeless services. I feel like he is my neighbour and it is playing on my mind that he is sleeping there in that situation. Can I at least offer to do some laundry for him, or ask him if there's some other practical way I can help (food? or something) or should I respect his dignity and mind my own business? [more inside]
posted by lifethatihavenotlivedyet on Feb 22, 2015 - 15 answers

What should I read about homelessness

I'm looking for recommendations of books, articles, films or other media about homelessness in the US. [more inside]
posted by latkes on Apr 14, 2014 - 23 answers

Best organization for helping the mentally ill homeless in San Francisco

I'd like to donate some money to an organization that helps mentally ill homeless people in San Francisco. Which organization would give me the most "bang for my buck"? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Jan 16, 2013 - 9 answers

What is a creative way to successfully accommodate homeless populations?

This post inspired this question: What can be done on a community-scale to successfully accommodate our island's homeless population? [more inside]
posted by Mike Mongo on Oct 25, 2009 - 5 answers

How can an injured homeless person expect to be treated at a hospital?

How can a homeless person who has been injured (stabbed, for instance) expect to be treated at a U.S. city hospital with no money or health insurance? Surely they wouldn't let him bleed to death? And if they do turn him away, what are his options?
posted by Sully on Feb 1, 2009 - 21 answers

Who best helps the homeless?

How can I help Southern California's homeless? [more inside]
posted by evil holiday magic on Oct 25, 2008 - 6 answers

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