Immigration Alert: USCIS Recalling Work Permits

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is recalling yet another batch of approved immigration documents because of another printing error.

This time it’s 800 Employment Authorization Documents that were issued in conjunction with Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal, which were granted by USCIS asylum officers.

The printing error transposed the first and last names of the individuals already approved for these EADs. The USCIS states the cards were mailed to the recipients between April and May 2018.

The USCIS is sending notices to those who are impacted by this recall. If those affected have an attorney, the attorney will also be notified.

Those immigrants who have one of these cards is expected to return it to the USCIS in a pre-paid envelope provided in the notice sent by the USCIS. The cards must be returned within 20 days of receiving that notice.

The USCIS states they will, in turn, send a replacement EAD within 15 days of receiving the card with the error.

The recall does not affect an immigrant’s employment authorization since they are authorized for employment without needing the EAD. If you need proof of your EAD can contact the USCIS for proof at 800-375-5283.

Just last month, the USCIS announced there was yet another printing error but this time on green cards. More than 8000 cards had to be recalled.

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