USCIS reportedly has a backlog of 75,000 unprinted employment authorization documents (EADs) and about 50,000 unprinted green cards. Certain foreign nationals with EADs, students filing for STEM OPT EADs, and those whose cards are based on adjustment of status applications can continue working for up to 180 days past their expiration date if their renewal application was submitted on time.

Others are not so fortunate, however. Litigation challenging the delays is expected imminently.

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