USCIS Extends and Expands Employment Authorization for Hong Kong Residents under Deferred Enforced Departure (DED)

In a recent Federal Register notice, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the extension and broadening of eligibility for Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Hong Kong residents, accompanied by details on the application process for Employment Authorization Documents (EADs).

President Biden's memorandum issued on January 26, 2023, extends and expands DED for specific Hong Kong residents by an additional 24 months.

USCIS Issues Documentation Following Immigration Judge and BIA Decisions on Immigration Status

We are pleased to announce a proactive initiative wherein we are now actively generating and delivering documented evidence of immigration status to specific new asylees and lawful permanent residents. This process is triggered upon our receipt of notification confirming a favorable decision from an immigration judge or the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). While individuals granted asylum and lawful permanent resident status are advised to reach out to the USCIS Contact Center for proof of status, it's important to note that USCIS may not receive notification in every case.

USCIS Awards Nearly $20 Million in Citizenship and Integration Grants 2/2

USCIS Grants Allocated Through Four Distinct Opportunities

USCIS has disbursed grants via four competitive funding avenues, addressing diverse facets of citizenship preparation and integration services for immigrants.

Citizenship Instruction and Naturalization Application Services: This opportunity finances public or nonprofit organizations providing citizenship instruction and naturalization application services.