Bloomberg Law
May 3, 2022, 1:03 PMUpdated: May 3, 2022, 6:25 PM

Non-Citizens’ Work Permits Extended in Rule Aimed at Backlog (1)

Andrew Kreighbaum
Andrew Kreighbaum

The Department of Homeland Security will temporarily expand the automatic extension period for certain applicants seeking to renew employment authorization documents to a year and a half in draft regulations released Tuesday.

The rule was announced in March as part of a trio of measures U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, a unit of DHS, is adopting to address major backlogs and wait times for benefits.

Non-U.S. citizens, including green card applicants and asylum seekers, are entitled to work eligibility in the U.S., but processing delays have forced some out of jobs as they wait for required employment authorization documents to ...

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