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The U.S. had announced an extension of 1.5 years for certain expiring work permits. What will it mean for the immigrants?

The U.S. had announced an extension of 1.5 years for certain expiring work permits. What will it mean for the immigrants?

The government administration of the United States of America had established an extension of the expiration validity of the work permits. It had been decided that many of the Immigrants would have the allowance to use their expired work visas for the next 18 months, i.e., a year and a half, and the announcement was made on May 3rd, 2022, and had been put to effect from May 4th, 2022. The precise rules of the USCIS are that :

  • Immigrants with a 180-day extension and a work permit that is expired will gain an extension period for the authorization of Employment and the validity of their Employment Authorization Document (EAD)
  • Non-citizens still under the prior extension period of 180 days will be provided an extra sum of 360 days totaling up to 540 extended days, and will gain an extension for EAD validity.
  • Applicants with a valid EAD who applied for a renewal of the EAD will receive a 540-day extension period in case the renewal fails to process before the expiration of the EAD.

This is a boon for the immigrants, especially for the working Indian Immigrants looking for refuge in the country without any legal hindrance in their period of inhabitance and employment. Along with running their households and supporting their families sans any chances of instability. 

It will acknowledge the unprecedented number of immigrant applications submitted to the Legal Immigration agency of the country, which will result in a lower shortage of labor and more work opportunities for the people. Therefore, this visa program is most beneficial and alluring to the Indian and Chinese populations wishing to make their way to the United States. 

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