Countless of legal immigrant are facing longer processing time for renewing their form I-765 (EAD) taking more than 6-months. As a majority of EAD renewals do not fall in the automatic 180-days renewal categories, and newly requested EAD receipt notices do not grant work authorization the only option for applicants is to try an expedite request.
The recent health crisis has put a stress on USCIS finances and processing time. Introducing premium processing for I-765 forms would stop immigrant from requesting expedite request and switch them to the fee-based premium processing.
This would both reduce USCIS overhead on expedite answers and add a new income source from these countless workers waiting to work or hoping to avoid an employment gap.