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USCIS reduces capacity to print green cards and employment authorization documents

  1. Original Date Announced

    July 21, 2020

    USCIS reduces its capacity to print lawful permanent resident (LPR) cards and employment authorization documents due to financial constraints after the agency's contract with the private company that had been printing these documents ended.

    [ID #1141]

    Ombudsman's Alert: Card Production Delays at USCIS
  3. Biden Administration Action: Modified

    May 4, 2022

    Temporary Increase of the Automatic Extension Period of Employment Authorization and Documentation for Certain Renewal Applicants

    In order to ameliorate the impact of backlogs at USCIS, this temporary final rule extends for 540 days the validity of certain employment authorization documents (EADs) for those who have applied for renewal.

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  4. Biden Administration Action: Modified

    December 9, 2022

    Extension of Permanent Resident Card for Naturalization Applicants

    The Biden Administration attempts to ameliorate the impact of the backlogs to which this policy contributed by amending the USCIS Policy Manual to enable a Form N-400 receipt notice to provide an automatic 24-month extension of a permanent residence card and serve as valid, unexpired evidence of permanent resident status, when presented with the expired card.

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Current Status

Partially in effect
May 4, 2022
Acted on by Biden Administration
December 9, 2022
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Agencies Affected: USCIS


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