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March 4, 2022

USCIS decouples adjudication of applications for Employment Authorization and Advance Parole travel documents to address backlog

In February 2022, USCIS made various updates to its policy guidance on Employment Authorization Document (EAD) and Advance Parole applications. In recent weeks, members of the immigration bar have reported receiving cards for their clients that are valid for employment only and carry an annotation of "Not Valid for Entry to U.S." USCIS has since confirmed that the processing change is intentional as the agency is working through a significant backlog of these applications and is prioritizing EAD adjudication to avoid or reduce the impact of a lapse in U.S. work authorization.

A Tax Alert prepared by EY Law LLP, and attached below, provides additional details.


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