Zherong Kang, a legal aid in Springfield, Ill., has been unable to work since June after his work authorization documents expired.
Byrd Willis Pineda, a physician based in Dallas, Texas, faces loss of employment if his work authorization documents aren’t renewed soon.
They’re among dozens of applicants for lawful permanent resident status—also known as a green card—suing U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services over protracted wait times to approve work eligibility status.
The cause of the delays is a 2017 Department of Homeland Security rule that did away with a requirement for USCIS to process work authorization applications within 90 days ...