After numerous examples of the Social Security Administration (SSA) refusing to issue social security numbers to E and L spouses in accordance with USCIS’s recent policy update, a fix is finally in the works! Through lobbying efforts by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), on May 4, 2022, USCIS reported that SSA plans to update their system to reflect the right of E and L spouses to work incidental to status by the end of this week. Until that time, a workaround has been communicated to SSA regional offices to ensure there are no issues. 

Should you need assistance, please reach out to Jonathan Grode, Esq. at Green & Spiegel, U.S. He can be reached at or (215) 395-8959.


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