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USCIS Issues Notice to DACA Recipients Regarding Work Authorizations

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 for assistance.