July 09, 2015

USCIS Instructs DACA Recipients to Immediately Return Three-Year EADs

In response to the injunction in Texas v. United States, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is requiring individuals with three-year EADs that were issued after the injunction to return their EADs to USCIS. Please note, this does not affect EADs that were issued before the injunction.

USCIS sent a letter to affected DACA recipients (click here to view the template) who have not yet returned their three-year EAD, stating “USCIS must receive your EAD by 7/17/15. Failure to return the invalid EAD without good cause may affect your deferred action and employment authorization.”

On July 7, 2015, Judge Hanen in the Texas v. United States litigation issued an Order setting a hearing for August 19, 2015, to discuss the 2,000 three-year EADs that were issued. The Order states, “this Court expects the Government to be in full compliance with this Court’s injunction. Compliance as to just those aliens living in the Plaintiff States is not full compliance.”

Angela M. Lopez
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