Bloomberg Law
July 23, 2020, 6:22 PM

Immigrants Sue to Force USCIS to Issue Stalled Work Documents

Peter Hayes
Peter Hayes

A proposed class of 75,000 immigrants authorized to work in the U.S. who haven’t been issued their employment authorization documents asked the Southern District of Ohio to order the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to issue the paperwork.

USCIS has significantly slowed or stopped printing EADs, which are essential for the proposed class members to obtain or keep their jobs, according to the complaint filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

The agency has a clear and non-discretionary legal duty to issue an EAD to every successful applicant for employment authorization, the plaintiffs told ...