Court Orders Trump Administration to Allow Diversity Visa Lottery Winners In

On September 4, 2020 the U.S. District Court for the District Columbia issued a preliminary injunction to stop the Trump administration from denying immigrant visas to 2020 diversity visa winners. In its ruling, the court ordered the administration to process all 2020 diversity visa applications as quickly as possible before September 30. 

Diversity visas are granted to those who come from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the U.S. A presidential proclamation on immigration was initially signed on April 22, and was expanded in scope and extended through the end of 2020 on June 22. The ban halted virtually all immigration, and is indefinitely separating hundreds of thousands of families and throwing the business plans of companies into chaos.

USCIS Must Produce EADs

The group of individuals who have received an I-765 approval notice, and the production of the EAD has been ordered but not completed.  

  • All EADs for this group will be produced and mailed by Friday, August 28, 2020.
USCIS agreed to post a notice on its website that for the interim period until the EAD cards can be produced, employees may use a Form I-797 Approval Notice, with a notice date on or after December 1, 2019 through and including August 20, 2020 informing an applicant of an approval of a Form I-765 as a valid List C document for Form I-9. The notice was posted on August 19, 2020, and will be effective through December 1, 2020. All of the EAD cards should be produced and delivered before this date.

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