July 2020

USCIS Delays Production of Employment Cards and Green Cards.

USCIS has shut down printing of documents evidencing legal status and work authorization for immigrants and nonimmigrants, including green cards and employment authorization documents (EAD), in Corbin, KY, weeks ago, and USCIS has scaled back printing at the second facility in Lee’s Summit, MO, resulting in massive delays.

USCIS announced that there are about 50,000 green cards and 75,000 other employment authorization documents promised to immigrants haven’t been printed. The agency said it had planned to escalate printing but that it “cannot speculate on future projections of processing times.” In the event of furloughs — which the agency has threatened if it does not get a $1.2 billion loan from Congress — “all agency operations will be affected.”

If you are affected, you can compel USCIS to issue your EAD or green card if it has not been issued in a reasonable time after approval. Please call our office for assistance (760) 579-7389.

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-the-trump-administration-is-turning-legal-immigrants-into-undocumented-ones/2020/07/09/15c1cbf6-c203-11ea-9fdd-b7ac6b051dc8_story.html