USCIS is in the process of entering a Consent Order to produce, on a specific schedule, Employment Authorization Document (EAD) cards for those 75,000 foreign nationals who have approved employment authorization applications but have been waiting for inordinate amounts of time for the cards themselves.  Without the cards, these foreign nationals have not been able to complete the Form I-9 employment verification process and unable to work. In the meantime, so that they are not kept waiting any longer, USCIS has agreed to some interim relief.  See our legal update here.