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

Form I-589.

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.

The USCIS notice is at https://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/uscis-recall-800-incorrectly-printed-employment-authorization-documents.

More information about the USCIS Contact Center, including the

telephone numbers to call, is at https://www.uscis.gov/contactcenter

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about your specific circumstances.

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