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DHS Takes Action to Comply With Judge Hanen's Order re 3-Year EADs: Texas v. USA
Posted on 16 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On July 15, 2015 the government filed two documents in Texas v. USA describing efforts to cancel and retrieve 3-year EADs. Read More

Tags: hanen , DHS , EADs , Texas

USA to CA9: Let DREAMers Drive - (links updated)
Posted on 29 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services, Aug. 28, 2015 - "The Obama administration late Friday urged federal judges to spurn efforts by Arizona to once again deny licenses to drive to “Dreamers.” Assistant Attorney General Lindsey... Read More

USCIS Chief Takes Responsibility For Injunction Violation: Law360
Posted on 19 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Allissa Wickham, Law360, May 18, 2015 - " The director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said on Friday that he accepted responsibility for about 2,000 expanded work permits going out in violation of a court injunction on two of the president's... Read More

Texas v. USA News: Recent Filings (Sept. 4, 2015)
Posted on 8 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Plaintiffs respectfully request that the Court require Defendants to implement remedial action as to all three-year grants of deferred action and employment authorization issued prior to the Court’s February 16 injunction." - Doc. 304... Read More

Advance Copy of ICE Notice: Extension of EADs for Certain Haitian F-1 Students
Posted on 24 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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 Haiti and who are experiencing severe economic hardship as a direct result of... Read More

Tags: f-1 , Haiti , haitian , notice , ICE , EADs

USCIS Fact Sheet on Three-Year EADs - Who Is Covered, Who Is Not
Posted on 20 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Here is a two-page Fact Sheet posted July 15, 2015 including an "If/Then" flow chart and this important note: "This action does not apply to the approximately 108,000 three-year EADs that were approved and mailed by USCIS on or before... Read More

White House Proposal Would Grant EADs to Backlogged EB Green Card Applicants: Greg Siskind
Posted on 15 May 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

On May 15, 2015 Greg Siskind posted this: "The White House has appeared to have received the legal go ahead to proceed with implementing a proposal hinted at in the President’s executive action remarks in November 2014. One of the more popular... Read More

USCIS Will Issue Redesigned Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents
Posted on 19 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Apr. 19, 2017 - "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced a redesign to the Permanent Resident Card (also known as a Green Card) and the Employment Authorization Document (EAD) as part of the Next Generation Secure Identification... Read More

Tags: USCIS , EADs , Green Card

USCIS Telecon Today, July 16, 2015, on Post-Injunction Three-Year DACA EADs
Posted on 16 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Thursday, July 16, 2015 3 p.m. (Eastern) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a stakeholder teleconference on Thursday, July 16, 2015 from 3 to 4 p.m. (Eastern). USCIS officials will discuss USCIS’... Read More

DHS Extends EADs for Certain Haitian F-1 Students
Posted on 25 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Extension of Employment Authorization for Haitian F–1 Nonimmigrant Students Experiencing Severe Economic Hardship as a Direct Result of the January 12, 2010 Earthquake in Haiti "This notice informs the public of the extension of an earlier... Read More

Tags: f-1 , Haiti , earthquake , EADs

USCIS Fact Sheet: Automatic Extensions of Some EADs (Jan. 30, 2017)
Posted on 3 Feb 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Jan. 30, 2017 - Automatic Extensions of EADs Provided by the “Retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers” Final Rule Read More

GreenbergTraurig: How to Complete the Form I-9 for Employees That Benefit From the Auto-Extension of Temporary Protected Status
Posted on 29 Mar 2012 by GreenbergTraurig

In another welcomed measure that clarifies the work eligibility of a class of valued employees, the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) announced the launch of an educational video reminding employers that... Read More