November 12, 2021
On November 10, 2021, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and its litigation partners reached a settlement agreement with the Department of Homeland Security that will provide relief for some H-4 and L-2 spouses who have experienced long delays in the processing times of their employment authorization applications.
As a result of Shergill, et al. v. Mayorkas (21-cv-1296-RSM), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will automatically extend the employment authorization of eligible H-4 spouses while their employment authorization document (EAD) applications are pending. Additionally, USCIS will provide automatic employment authorization for L-2 spouses.
H-4 Policy Changes:
L-2 Policy Changes:
USCIS has provided additional guidance on these new policy changes – please click here for more information.
If you have any questions about the settlement and how it might impact you, please consult with a LHSCD attorney (Consultation Request Form). We’re happy to help!
November 12, 2021USCIS to Change Employment Authorization Policies for Eligible H-4 and L-2 Spouses
On November 10, 2021, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and its litigation partners reached a settlement agreement with the…More