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News from DHS About Asylum Cases

The Department of Homeland Security has released new I-765 and I-589 forms which are very important for asylum and work authorization through asylum. You will be required to use the updated forms starting Nov. 7, 2022, and any old forms after that date will not be accepted.

What Are Forms I-589 and I-765?

Forms I-589 and I-765 are key documents needed for those seeking entry into the United States. Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal, may be used to apply for asylum in the United States, as well as for withholding of removal (formerly known as withholding of deportation). I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, may be used by certain noncitizens in the U.S. to request an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). 

According to the USCIS, only the 07/26/22 editions of the forms will be accepted effective November 7th, 2022. Until that time, either edition of the form can be submitted; it is worth noting, however, that the old forms contain various instructions that have been made obsolete as a result of the Asylumworks case.

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David SwaimManaging Partner
David Swaim & Associates, P.C.

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