USCIS has recently announced a recall for certain DACA work permits, Los Angeles immigration lawyers explain. Here’s more on this recall.
As USCIS explains, this recall has been issued due to the court injunction imposed in Texas v. United States, No. B-14-254, which prevented USCIS from issuing EADs for three-year periods.
As a result, USCIS has issued two-year EADs to all impacted DACA recipients and has invalidated the three-year permits. People who have invalid three-year permits and have not received valid two-year permits are encouraged to call USCIS customer service ASAP.
According to USCIS estimations, about 2,100 of these invalid three-year EADs were sent out after February 16, 2015. The recall also reportedly impacts about 500 three-year EADs that were issued prior to the court order.
The Next Steps to Take…
So, if you received a three-year DACA work permit after February 16, 2015, USCIS is encouraging you to check if you are impacted by this recall by using its online tool.
If your permit is subject to the recall, “you must return your EAD in person at a USCIS field office, between 9 am and 3 pm Monday through Friday.” USCIS has explained that people who do not return invalid EADs (and who do not have a good reason for this inaction) will have their deferred action “terminated effective July 31, 2015.”
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