Recent Court Ruling Regarding H-4 Work Authorization

Recently, there has been a lot of confusion about H-4 Employment Authorization Document (EAD) cards due to media reports stating that H-4 visa holders are eligible to work. This news article is an example. The media reports discuss a lawsuit filed by… Read More
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Categories: EAD, H-1B, Immigration News

USCIS Now Processing EAD and Advance Parole Separately

Members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) have reported experiencing an increase in the number of approved employment authorization documents (EADs) without the approved advance parole (AP) travel authorization, even if the appli… Read More
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USCIS Guidance on Expedited EADs for Healthcare Workers

Effective immediately, certain healthcare workers are able to request expedited processing of their Employment Authorization Document (EAD) renewal applications. In order to be eligible for the expedite the applicant must have an already pending EAD… Read More
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Categories: EAD

USCIS Settlement Affects Work Authorization Adjudication for Nonimmigrant Spouses

Spouses of H-1B and L-1 visa beneficiaries have been disproportionately affected by the USCIS processing delays for work authorization. This has caused several H-4 and L-2 beneficiaries to lose their jobs, harming not only the foreign national, but U… Read More
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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against USCIS and DHS

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and its member lawyers filed a class action lawsuit on November, 9 2021 challenging the huge USCIS processing delays on work permits. The lawsuit consists of 49 individual and organizational plainti… Read More
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Proposed H-4 EAD Rescissi…

Proposed H-4 EAD Rescission Regulation Pending Review at OMB

Last week, on February 25, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed a rule which extended qualification for employment authorization to some H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants seeking employment-based permanent resident statu… Read More
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Categories: EAD, H-1B

Errors in Instructions to Application for Entrepreneur Parole

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has acknowledged that there are errors in the Form I-941 instructions and is working to make the necessary corrections. Applicants are advised to complete the Form I-941 consistent with the regulatory require… Read More
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