If you’re waiting for your employment card or greencard to be issued, your wait may be slightly longer than usual by a few weeks.
AILA (the American Immigration Lawyers Association) provided notice that there have been reports of delayed issuance of employment cards (EADs) and of US Permanent Residence cards. The delay is not in the adjudication period, but rather in the amount of time between the date of an approval and the date when USCIS issues the EAD or greencard to the beneficiary.
The delay is said to result from maintenance measures at one of the card-production facilities, which in turn necessitated the temporary transfer of card production processes to a different facility. The timings are expected to return to normal sometime in the second half of September.
Ms. Wadhwani is a partner in the Immigration Practice Group at Fox Rothschild LLP. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.