March 1

USCIS Is Reissuing Receipt Notices to Certain EAD Renewal Applicants

USCIS notified stakeholders that some of the receipt notices it sent out before January 17, 2017, to individuals who applied to renew their Employment Authorization Document (EAD) between July 21, 2016, and January 16, 2017, did not contain the applicant’s EAD eligibility category. On February 16, 2017, USCIS began reissuing receipt notices (Form I-797) to affected individuals. Applicants may present the reissued receipt notice with their expired EAD to their employer as a List A document for the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to show that they are authorized for employment.

March 1

Leaked DHS Intelligence Report: Citizenship Likely an Unreliable Indicator of Terrorist Threat to the United States

The Associated Press published a leaked draft of a DHS intelligence report that found that country of citizenship is “unlikely to be a reliable indicator of potential terrorist activity,” and that few people from the seven Muslim-majority countries President Trump listed in his January 27, 2017, travel ban have been involved in terrorism-related activities in the United States since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011. DHS did not dispute the report’s authenticity, but said that the report was “incomplete” and was not a final comprehensive review of the government’s intelligence. As reported in the Immigration Politics Ticker, President Trump is expected to sign a new travel ban on Wednesday—a day after his first address to a joint session of Congress.