AILA: Delays in Production of Work Authorization and Green Cards

by Joseph McKeown


The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is reporting that there are delays in the issuance of employment authorization and permanent resident cards (aka Green Cards) after approvals of I-765 and I-485 applications. US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) has confirmed through AILA that because the card production facility in Corbin, KY is undergoing maintenance, all card production work has been transferred to the facility in Lee's Summit, MO, resulting in a production backlog. Recipients may therefore not receive their cards until two to three weeks after application approval. USCIS anticipates that the backlog will be resolved in September 2015.