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Final Rule Changes Processing Time For Initial Employment Authorization Document (EAD) For Asylum Applicants

Final Rule Changes Processing Time for Initial Employment Authorization Document (EAD) for Asylum Applicants

Under the current regulations, U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Services (USCIS) is required to process an asylum applicant’s initial EAD within 30 days of filing. On June 22, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a final rule eliminating said requirement.

When will the final rule go into effect?
The new rule will go into effect on August 21, 2020.

Who will it apply to?
The new rule will apply to all asylum based initial EAD applications filed on or after August 21, 2020.

What action should you take?
If you have not yet filed your initial EAD and are eligible to do so before August 21, 2020, you should ensure that your EAD application is postmarked before August 21, 2020, to benefit from the 30-day processing requirement.

If you have any questions about your asylum based EAD or any other immigration matter, contact our attorneys at the Law Offices of Azita M. Mojarad, P.C. Our experienced immigration attorneys can address your concerns and advise you of the proper course of action.

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