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USCIS Fails to Print 100,00+ Green Cards and EADs

USCIS has failed to print approximately 50,000 green cards and 75,000 EADs for some family-based, employment-based, and asylum-based immigrant applications that have already been approved. Printing of the physical cards has been significantly delayed because the agency is operating with reduced printing capacity.

USCIS shut down its Kentucky printing center and scaled back printing at its only other facility, in Missouri. USCIS failed to renew its printing contract and did not disclose the decision to Congress. Reporting suggests that the agency planned to insource document printing but could not maintain normal capacity due to a hiring freeze.

More information on the green card and EAD delay can be found here. Further reporting on the underlying financial issues impacting USCIS’s printing capacity is available here.

Please contact immigrationinfo@cornerlaw.com if you have any questions.

 

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