An Employment Authorization Document (EAD) is a document issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, USCIS that allows certain aliens them to work legally in the U.S. during the time the EAD is valid. Aliens who require an EAD include asylum seekers, foreign students and refugees.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
More commonly called a work permit, this is a photo identification card that certain nonimmigrants (foreign-born persons with a temporary right to be in the United States) may apply for in order to show employers evidence of their right or approval to work.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:15 pm