On June 21, 2018, (USCIS began recalled approximately 800
employment authorization documents (EADs)
The EAD's that were issued in conjunction with Form I-589,
Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal, which were
granted by USCIS asylum officers.
USCIS said the cards contain a production error that transposed
the first and last names of the individuals receiving the EADs.
USCIS mailed these cards to recipients in April and May 2018.
USCIS is sending notices to individuals who received the
incorrect EADs, as well as to their attorneys or accredited
representatives, if a G-28 was submitted with the corresponding
The affected individuals should return their incorrect EADs to
USCIS in the provided pre-paid envelope within 20 days of receiving
the notice. Recipients may also return their EADs to a USCIS field
Replacement EADs will be sent within 15 days of receiving the
incorrect card, USCIS said.
USCIS stated that the recall does not affect these
individuals' employment authorization because they are
authorized for employment without needing an EAD.
USCIS said that any affected individuals who need proof of their
employment authorization can notify the USCIS Contact Center.
More information about the USCIS Contact Center, including the
telephone numbers to call, is at https://www.uscis.gov/contactcenter
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