USCIS Takes Too Long To Review Work Docs, Immigrants Say

By Kevin Penton (May 26, 2015, 5:14 PM EDT) -- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services makes applicants wait too long to receive clearance to legally work in the country, resulting in lost wages and employment opportunities, according to a putative class action filed Friday in federal court.

USCIS routinely takes longer than the required 90 days to issue employment authorization documents, or EADs, violating the Administrative Procedure Act and various federal codes, according to the suit filed in Washington by three immigrants who seek to represent a class expected to number in the thousands and two nonprofit immigrants' rights advocacy groups, the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project and the Advocates for Human Rights....

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