The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has declared the issuance of Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) with an extended validity of five years, targeting specific non-immigrant categories, in a landmark move that will significantly ease the path to permanent residency in the United States for thousands of Indian immigrants.
This momentous decision embraces those in the asylum or withholding of removal application process, individuals seeking adjustment of status under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) Section 245, as well as those pursuing suspension of deportation or cancellation of removal. Notably, this policy extends to include individuals awaiting green card approvals.
The USCIS explained that this change aims to streamline their operations, reduce the influx of renewal applications, and subsequently decrease processing times and backlogs. By granting a longer validity period for these critical employment cards, the US government seeks to offer greater stability and security to immigrants in their pursuit of the American Dream.
This transformative measure promises to bring relief and renewed hope to a multitude of Indians striving for permanent residency, marking a significant step in the nation’s evolving immigration policies.
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