USCIS Final Rule Removing 30-Day Processing Provision for EADs for Asylum Applicants
USCIS final rule eliminating the regulation articulating a 30-day processing timeframe for USCIS to adjudicate initial Applications for Employment Authorization for asylum applicants. The rule also removes the requirement that pending asylum applicants file for Employment Authorization Document (EAD) renewal at least 90 days before the EAD's scheduled expiration. The rule is effective 8/21/20. (85 FR 37502, 6/22/20)
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
8 CFR Part 208
[CIS No. 2617–18; DHS Docket No. USCIS– 2018–0001]
Removal of 30-Day Processing Provision for Asylum Applicant-Related Form I–765 Employment Authorization Applications
AGENCY: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, DHS.
ACTION: Final rule.
- District Court Preliminarily Enjoins Certain Provisions of New DHS Asylum EAD Rules (Casa de Maryland, Inc., et al. v. Wolf, et al., 9/11/20)
- USCIS Proposed Rule Removing the 30-Day Processing Provision for Asylum EADs (84 FR 47148, 9/9/19)
- USCIS Press Release Announcing Removal of 30-Day Processing Provision for Asylum EADs - June 19, 2020