Advising Clients in Light of EAD Processing Delays

Last Updated

June 7, 2022

Recent increases in USCIS processing times for adjudicating Forms I-765, Applications for Employment Authorization, have created hardships for many noncitizens who have been unable to seek employment, have had to temporarily stop working, or have lost their jobs altogether. This advisory provides tips for immigration practitioners to minimize the risk that clients’ employment authorization will lapse and to advocate for faster adjudication once a Form I-765 has been filed. This resource also offers advice for navigating Employment Authorization Document (EAD) issues with employers and government agencies.