USCIS to Recall 800 Incorrectly Printed Employment Authorization Documents

by Ashley Quinn

As of June 21, 2018, US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) will also begin the process of recalling approximately 800 Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) that were issued in connection with Form I-589, Application for Asylum and Withholding of Removal. These EAD cards, that were granted by USCIS officers and mailed to recipients in April and May of 2018, contain a production error that rearranged individuals’ first and last names. Although this recall will not affect these individuals’ employment authorization, as their Form I-94s show that they were granted asylum and thus have employment authorization, USCIS will be sending notices to the recipients of these incorrect EADs, or their attorneys, so that the incorrect EADs may be sent back to USCIS in the pre-paid envelope provided within twenty days of receiving the notice or returned to a USCIS field office.  According to the agency, replacement EADs will be sent to recipients within fifteen days of receiving the incorrect cards. If an individual needs proof of employment authorization, they may contact the USCIS Contact Center.