The USCIS has indicated that they are getting more than 300 expedite requests a day to expedite Employment Authorization Documents (EAD). Earlier this month, the USCIS recognized that EAD’s were taking longer than usual, so they implemented an expedite process in two situations:

1. If the I-765 application has been pending more than seventy-five days; or
2. If the I-765 application has been pending for more than sixty days, the current EAD will expire within the next two weeks, AND the individual will lose their job (a leave of absence not considered a loss of the job).

The USCIS has said the numerous expedite requests has caused a delay for all the applications that are in the system.