Among those scary monsters visiting us every year, some must have been accustomed to us after several visits. If they wish to stay in US after the Halloween and work as foreigner from the Otherworld, what work laws need to be made/changed to accommodate these guests?

Note: I'm asking because my acquaintance asked about his prospect on working there after the next Halloween. As a werewolf, he needs a good job to feed his pack of 5. His friends may ask to come, too, if the government willing to accommodate them and protect their rights as a law-abiding citizen. Don't worry about the human, they are accustomed to meat steak and bacon. In fact that's why they want to stay there!

Their main concern are safety, discrimination, and their nocturnal tendency.

Update: Answers ideally should include what law that may prevent them from staying and working for 1 year. They do not have to cite the exact wording of the law, but it will be nice to do so.

Some already mentioned immigration law. That will be great if you can include what is needed for the werewolves to become a legal worker in US. What occupation is not needed, but still it will be nice if you provide that.

I'm thinking about law about protected class. Would it be required to include "race" as protected class? Let's assume that the government will try their best to accommodate these guests, but without breaking the law (by altering them or make exception). The law should also be able to accommodate future visitors from the Otherworld.

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    $\begingroup$ Why does Halloween matter? I thought werewolves were mostly concerned with the 3 days of the full moon? $\endgroup$
    – CaM
    Sep 18, 2017 at 17:48
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    $\begingroup$ American werewolves should stay in London. $\endgroup$
    – Alexander
    Sep 18, 2017 at 17:50
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    $\begingroup$ Werewolves share some traits in common with wolves: good night sight, superior smell sense, pack instinct. A good job where these skills come handy is border guard on night shift. And with the current attitude of the US government versus immigration, it's likely that such skills will be rewarded with a green card. $\endgroup$
    – L.Dutch
    Sep 18, 2017 at 18:27
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    $\begingroup$ @AlexP Let's assume the Otherworld opened up diplomatic relation just prior to this request, so they are from a "country" recognized by USA. $\endgroup$
    – Vylix
    Sep 19, 2017 at 1:37
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    $\begingroup$ @Vylix. Unless the Werewolf has special skills that no American (or American Werewolf) has, and an employer is willing to sponsor him, then US Customs and Immigration will probably not issue a work permit. H1B's, for example, are visas generally issued to IT workers when his companies claim there are not enough trained Americas to do IT work (this is horribly abused BTW). If ICE discovers an illegal werewolf in the US, they will take steps to track him down and remove him. His best bet is ICE probably does not have much experience with supernatural immigrants. $\endgroup$
    – Thucydides
    Sep 19, 2017 at 3:20

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I don't think a new or special law is needed for this. Especially if you want to avoid discrimination. During the day they can work any job they like and there might be some new jobs just for them during the night (asuming they are in control when shapeshifted). And if they commit a crime in werewolf form that's on them. Law applies to everyone.

  • $\begingroup$ As this is currently written this is more of a comment than an answer. If you edit this you will reduce the chance that this gets deleted for not being an answer. $\endgroup$
    – sphennings
    Sep 19, 2017 at 14:46
  • $\begingroup$ It is an answer. The answer is: no new law. The ones that are in place are already good. And why do people on this site hate simple answers? Btw appreciate the feedback and will delete it if you think it has no value. $\endgroup$ Sep 19, 2017 at 14:52
  • $\begingroup$ The point you are trying to make is a good one. In fact it's the same track I would have gone with if I had answered this question. How you've written it reads more like a comment than an answer. You can edit your question to be clearer with what you are saying which is something along the lines of "The laws as they currently exist are good enough" $\endgroup$
    – sphennings
    Sep 19, 2017 at 15:02
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    Sep 19, 2017 at 15:11
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