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Immigration Alert: Longer Auto-Extensions for Work-Authorized Individuals

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May 4, 2022 | Immigration + Border Services

On May 4, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a vast increase in the length of automatic extensions for certain renewal applicants. A Temporary Final Rule (TFR) has been published and provides details regarding the changes. Due to the negative impact of COVID-19, federal personnel shortages, and a major increase in Employment Authorization Document (EAD) applications, USCIS has been bogged-down with severe backlogs and delayed production of filing receipts and work permits.… Read More

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