As part of their "Next Generation Secure Identification Document Project," USCIS announced on April 19, 2017 the redesign of both Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents (EAD). According to the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) (AILA Doc. No. 17041932) USCIS will begin issuing the redesigned cards on May 1, 2017. USCIS will continue to use the existing cards until they are depleted. The existing and the redesigned cards will be valid until the expiration date.
The redesigned cards will use "enhanced graphics and fraud-resistant security features." The cards will be more secure than the existing cards.
Read the full press release from USCIS here.
Find more information about the Green Card process here.
Read more about requesting an EAD here.