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 applicant requested both benefits. Previously, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) was processing both applications together and issuing "combination cards" that included both employment and travel authorization on a single document.

After reaching out to USCIS, AILA was informed that USCIS is prioritizing EAD adjudication to decrease the EAD backlog and hopefully avoid any lapse or prolonged lapse in employment authorization. Therefore, EAD applications are being processed and issued notices before the AP documents are processed. There is no additional information at this time regarding the duration of the EAD prioritization.

For More Information:

Information gathered from AILA Doc. No. 22022403

View AILA's original alert here.

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