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Friday, June 19, 2020

New Rule Regarding Asylum Seekers' EAD Applications

DHS finalizes the proposed rule regarding processing asylum seekers' EAD applications today. The new rule, effective August 21, will have two main provisions:

(1) DHS no longer has to adjudicate I-765 Application for Employment Authorization Document filed by asylum seekers within 30 days; and
(2) Asylum seekers may file for their EAD extensions as early as 180 days before expiration (used to be 90 days).

This rule was proposed by DHS last year.

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