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Validity Periods of Certain EADs Updated to 2-Years

GIP Employer Alert: Validity Periods of Certain EADs Updated to 2-Years  Effective today, USCIS announced in a Policy Alert that it is updating the maximum validity period of EADs granted to certain applicants in the following categories:  Admitted as a refugee (a)(3);   Granted asylum (a)(5);   Granted withholding of deportation or removal (a)(10); and   VAWA self-petitioner (c)(31).   Individuals in the aforementioned categories will now receive initial and renewal EADs granted for a 2-year period (as distinguished from the previous 1-year validity period).   Additionally, USCIS confirmed that it will grant new and renewal EADs up to the end of the parole or deferred action period...

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How Immigration Statutes are Implemented

A great deal of confusion concerns what federal agencies may do. Before an agency may do anything, there must be a Congressional statute authorizing the agency to act. Congress might pass a law that provides: “The status of an alien who was inspected and admitted or paroled into the United States or the status of any other alien having an approved petition for classification as a VAWA self-petitioner may be adjusted by the Attorney General, in his discretion and under such regulations as he may prescribe, to that of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence if . . .” [Emphasis...

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