Due to a federal court order in Texas, which blocked the expanded Deferred
Action for Childhood Arrivals program, approximately 2,100 applicants
received the wrong work permits in the mail and they must take action
before July 31st.
Applicants who were mailed a three-year Employment Authorization Document
issued after February 16, 2015, the date of the federal court injunction,
are required to return the work permits by Friday, the U.S. Citizenship
and Immigration Services announced last week.
Over 2000 Three-Year EADs Sent Out By Mistake
Approximately 2,100 three-year Employment Authorization Documents were
issued after the February 16, 2015 court injunction by mistake. The USCIS
has taken action to correct the error for these applicants and has updated
their records so they now reflect a two-year period of deferred action
and employment authorization.
The USCIS has mailed out the correct two-year EADs to the 2,100 individuals,
and has notified them that their three-year EADS are not valid and must
be returned, along with any relevant approval notices.
The USCIS noted that the agency is carefully tracking how many EADs are
returned, and shall continue to take steps to collect any unreturned cards.
If anyone fails to return their three-year EAD, they will be contacted
by the USCIS by phone or in-person. For the purpose of retrieving the
EADs, the USCIS may visit the homes of any applicants who have not responded
to the USCIS or returned their invalid 3-year EAD.
Note: This action does
not apply to the 108,000 three-year EADs mailed by the USCIS on or before
February 16, 2015.
If you, or a loved one has questions or concerns regarding an EAD, please
contact a Plano immigration attorney from
The Zendeh Del Law Firm