The young man seeking asylum from persecution in Russia received permission to work in the United States on Friday.
He is waiting for final granting of asylum, which would also allow him to work. But, it has been 180 days since he applied for asylum, and US law provides that people who have been waiting like him can receive permission to work. (See more information from NoLo Press.)
We will be going to the Social Security office with him on Monday to apply for a Social Security number.