Employment Authorization Document card for 2 years. Is that normal?

I have a I-485 and I-30 pending for 2 years. During these 2 years I had 2 Employment Authorization Document cards good for one year each, and just renewed it for the third time and this one came for a two year period. Does it mean anything?

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Alexander Joseph Segal

Alexander Joseph Segal

Immigration Attorney - New York, NY
Answered

USCIS's press release informed the stakeholders that the Service will start issuing 2 year cards sometime this year. No clear policy in which cases they would do that and in which not. Clearly, they found your case warranting such extended validity card.

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Kyndra L. Mulder

Kyndra L. Mulder

Immigration Attorney - Jacksonville, FL
Answered

Yes. It is normal. Just because the EAD is good for two years does not mean you are going to be waiting another two years.

Mary Carmen Remigio Madrid-Crost

Mary Carmen Remigio Madrid-Crost

Immigration Attorney - Chicago, IL
Answered

USCIS is issuing 2-yer EADs now.

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Sreenivasarao Vepachedu

Sreenivasarao Vepachedu

Immigration Attorney - Evanston, IL
Answered

Nothing special. Its just a policy change.

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Theodore John Murphy

Theodore John Murphy

Immigration Attorney - West Chester, PA
Answered

USCIS just recently changed their process to issue two year EADs. They did this because many applications were taking longer than one year to complete.

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