Immigrants require employment authorization to lawfully work in US. Certain aliens who are temporarily in the United States may file a Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, to request an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Other aliens who are authorized to work in the United States without restrictions should also use this form to apply for a document evidencing such authorization.
On June 5, 2014, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced the new process to be used by individuals seeking renewal of their deferred action and Employment Authorization Document (EAD) under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Please read my new blog post for more information.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) received over 99% of the 2,600 employment authorization document (EAD) cards that were incorrectly sent to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients early this year.
Employment authorization documents (EAD) allow non US citizens and non Green Card holders to work legally in the United States. It is a legal work permit that grants the holder of that document, authorization to work in the country. These documents come with a two year validity period and are renewable. In some cases, EADs valid for one year are issued by the USCIS.
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