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Immigration Law

USCIS Final Rule on Asylum EAD Processing Times

Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 120 / Monday, June 22, 2020

"This final rule removes a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulatory provision stating that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has 30 days from the date an asylum applicant files the initial Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, (EAD application) to grant or deny that initial employment authorization application. This rule also removes the provision requiring that the application for renewal must be received by USCIS 90 days prior to the expiration of the employment authorization. DATES: This final rule is effective August 21, 2020."