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Can my immigration attorney provide me with a letter by him, to present my employer, to be allowed to work while I wait for ead

Lafayette, IN |

Applied for Deffered Action- 11/18/13
Biometrics done- 1/8/2014

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Unfortunately, no - because until you are granted work authorization you are not authorized to work. Good luck!

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I have an expired EAD, but I am still waiting on my new one- through Deferred Action. My employer is asking me for the new one before I am able to return to work. But I just got my biometrics done last week. Is there no option for anything here until I get that new EAD?

Daniel Warren Thomann

Daniel Warren Thomann


This website is only designed for general explanations, not case-specific legal advice. Your attorney would know additional details (such as how you got your previous EAD) that could make a difference, but generally, deferred action applicants are ineligible to work until their EADs are issued (which is why it's important to renew the EAD prior to its expiration). Good luck!


No, only USCIS can authorize you to work. Your attorney can only say the request is pending.

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