USCIS Redesigns Employment Authorization Document and Certificate of Citizenship

WASHINGTON - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas today announced the launch of an enhanced Employment Authorization Document (EAD) and a redesigned Certificate of Citizenship (Form N-560) with new features to strengthen security and deter fraud. ...

USCIS Redesigns Employment Authorization Document and Certificate of Citizenship to Enhance Security and Combat Fraud - Fact Sheet

State-of-the-art technology will deter counterfeiting, obstruct tampering, and facilitate quick and accurate authentication Introduction U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas today announced the launch of an enhanced Employment Authorization Document...

Bender's Immigration Bulletin Excerpts: Nov. 15, 2011 - TRO Granted in H-2B Lawsuit

TRO Granted in H-2B Lawsuit A temporary restraining order was issued, preventing the implementation of the Department of Labor's Final Wage Rule titled "Wage Methodology for the Temporary Non-Agricultural Employment H-2B Program" and the Final Expediting Rule, titled "Wage Methodology...

Ombudsman’s Office Now Requires Form DHS 7001 for Employment Authorization Cases

"The Ombudsman's Office requests that customers submit Form DHS 7001 for all cases, including those related to applications for Employment Authorization Documents (EAD). Form DHS 7001 is required by the Ombudsman’s Office for compliance with applicable privacy rules. In the...

USCIS Responds to CISOMB Asylum EAD Recommendation

Response to Recommendation 50; Employment Authorization for Asylum Applicants: Recommendations to Improve Coordination and Communication - USCIS, Jan. 4, 2012 .

EAD Coming for H-4 Spouses?

"An Executive Order Review Search reveals that the USCIS may be finalizing a rule that will allow work authorization for H-4 spouses if they have begun the process of seeking lawful permanent resident (LPR) status through employment and have extended their authorized period of admission or "stay"...

USCIS Draft Memo for Comment: EAD Eligibility; VAWA; Battered Spouses

Eligibility for Employment Authorization upon Approval of a Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Self-Petition; and, Eligibility for Employment Authorization for Battered Spouses of Certain Nonimmigrants - "This policy memorandum (PM) provides guidance to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ...

Advance Copy of ICE Notice: Extension of Employment Authorization for Certain Syrian F-1 Students

"This notice informs the public of the extension of an earlier notice, which suspended certain requirements for F-1 nonimmigrant students whose country of citizenship is Syria and who are experiencing severe economic hardship as a direct result of the civil unrest in Syria since March 2011. This...

Asylum Applicant with Administratively Closed Case Entitled to EAD: AAO

"The joint request administratively closing the asylum request appears to make the asylum application remain "undecided" within the meaning of 8 C.F.R. § 274a.12(c)(8) because the IJ has made an interlocutory or non-final order rather than dismissing the case. The AAO agrees with...

Advance Copy of TPS Extension for Haiti; EADs for Certain Students

"Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months from July 23, 2014 through January 22, 2016." - FR Doc. 2014-04593 Filed 02...

Extension of TPS for Haiti

"Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months from July 23, 2014 through January 22, 2016." - Federal Register / Vol. 79,...

USCIS to Post RFP for Millions of EADs, Green Cards

"USCIS Contracting will be posting a solicitation for the requirement of Card Stock used by the USCIS Document Management Division. The objective of this procurement is to provide card consumables for the Document Management Division (DMD) that will be used to produce Permanent Resident Cards (PRC...

Advance Copy of H-4 EAD Final Rule

"This final rule amends Department of Homeland Security (“DHS” or “Department”) regulations by extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident (“LPR”...

DHS Extends Eligibility for Employment Authorization to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses of H-1B Nonimmigrants Seeking Employment-Based Lawful Permanent Residence

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director León Rodríguez announced today that, effective May 26, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking...

Highly Skilled Immigrant Spouses Can Soon Work In U.S.

"When Neha Mahajan's husband got a job transfer from New Delhi to New Jersey, she was excited to come along. But the thrill faded when the television reporter realized there was no way she could get a job in the United States because immigration rules barred her from working. Over six years...

H-4 EAD Final Rule

"This final rule amends Department of Homeland Security (‘‘DHS’’ or ‘‘Department’’) regulations by extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H–4 dependent spouses of H–1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based...

Jan Pederson (Maggio-Kattar) on the H-4 EAD Final Rule

"The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will finally extend employment eligibility for certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who have applied for lawful permanent resident (LPR) status effective May 26, 2015. This action has been long awaited by both eligible H-4 spouses as well...