Hello, and welcome to INSZoom’s video blog. After a federal court put one of President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration on hold, U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services mistakenly issued approximately 2,000 work authorization permits. These permits would have granted a three-year extension to visa holders, but the court is evaluating whether the injunction should stand.
Although the executive action was temporarily halted in February, USCIS released the permits in error and is working to correct the issue. The Department of Justice aims convert the three-year renewals to two-year terms, which the recipients are eligible for under a 2012 program.
The DOJ is investigating the cause of the mistake. Although the government announced its plans to begin issuing three-year extensions in November, the DOJ said no applications would be processed until mid-February, which likely contributed to the confusion.
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