DHS Secretary Implements Employment Authorization for Individuals Covered by Deferred Enforced Departure for Hong Kong

Based on the Aug. 5, 2021, presidential memo, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas is implementing employment authorization through Feb. 5, 2023, for certain Hong Kong residents covered by Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Hong Kong. Once a covered individual receives a DED EAD with a Category Code of A11, they are authorized to work.  

For additional information, view the Federal Register notice implementing DED for Hong Kong as well as the USCIS DED webpage at https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/deferred-enforced-departure

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