The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USIS) has confirmed that they are experiencing delays in the production of Employment Authorization and Permanent Resident Cards due to maintenance issues at its main card production facility in Corbin, Kentucky. USCIS has transferred the card production process to another facility in Lee's Summit, Missouri and as a result of that transfer there is now a backlog of cards yet to be produced. USCIS expects the backlog due to the maintenance issue to be resolved sometime next month (September).
What impact does this have on individuals and companies?
This delay means that although individuals will receive notifications that the underlying applications for Employment Authorization or Permanent Resident Cards have been approved by USCIS, they will not receive the actual cards until two to three weeks after such approval. In many cases an individual cannot work or continue to work until he/she has received the actual Employment Authorization card so this backlog may have a negative impact on those individuals and the companies for which they work.
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