Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

Category: EAD

DHS Extends Haiti TPS, Extends Suspension of Certain Requirements for F-1 Haitian Students

The Department of Homeland Security has published a notice in the Federal Register extending Haitian temporary protected status (TPS) for an additional 18 months, ending on July 22, 2014 (PDF). The 60-day re-registration period for current Haiti TPS beneficiaries who wish to maintain their TPS began on October 1, 2012, and will run through November… Read More

Social Security Administration Releases Guidance on Employment Authorization for Nonimmigrants

The Social Security Administration recently released guidance to staff, effective May 21, 2012, on employment authorization for nonimmigrants with respect to Social Security issues. Topics discussed include the policy for nonimmigrant employment authorization, evidence proving a nonimmigrant’s employment authorization, the validity period, automatic extensions of employment authorization documents (EADs), nonimmigrants with automatic EAD extensions, the… Read More

USCIS Extends TPS Designation and EADs for Hondurans, Nicaraguans

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has extended the designation of Honduras and Nicaragua for temporary protected status (TPS) for 18 months from the current expiration date of January 5, 2012, through July 5, 2013. The 60-day re-registration period for both countries began on November 4, 2011, and ends on January 5, 2012. DHS determined… Read More

Employment Authorization Document, Certificate of Citizenship Redesigned

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced (c.f. related fact sheet) a redesigned Employment Authorization Document (EAD) and Certificate of Citizenship (Form N-560) with new security features. USCIS began issuing the new EADs on October 25, 2011, and the new N-560s on October 30. The agency anticipates that more than 1 million people will receive… Read More

Ombudsman Recommends That USCIS Improve EAD Process

The Ombudsman for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently made recommendations (PDF) focused on delays due to processing and adjudications issues of employment authorization document (EAD) applications. The Ombudsman noted that although USCIS has implemented procedures to resolve certain issues, many problem areas have not been addressed. When processing is delayed, the Ombudsman noted,… Read More