On Monday, June 09, 2008 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary,
Michael Chertoff, announced that the USCIS will begin issuing Employment
Authorization Documents (EAD) with a validity of two years instead of
one year, later this month. This will be for all applicants with I-485
applications (Application for U.S. Legal Permanent Residence) that are
expected to be pending for more than one year.