USCIS Ombudsman Confirms Long EAD Processing Times

In the recent February 27, 2018, conference call with the Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) Ombudsman confirmed I-765 EAD processing volume and delays. There are a total of 625,000 EAD cases pending. Of these 394,000 cases are pending and not awaiting adjudication of an underlying application for status determination. 43% of the cases are recently received and pending less than 75 days while 41% of the cases have been pending more than 120 days of which 24% are over 180 days. The remaining 15% is between 75 days and 120 days.