On May 14, 2002, President Bush signed into law H.R. 3525, the Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act of 2001. As a result of intense and successful lobbying by Migration and Refugee Services (MRS) and the Office of Government Liaison, a provision in the new law (Public Law 107-173) requires that Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) with fingerprints and photographs be issued to refugees immediately upon their arrival in the United States and to asylees immediately upon being granted asylum. Refugees often wait for months after arriving in the United States, and asylees for months after being granted asylum, to receive their EADs. MRS will work to ensure that the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) implements this provision of the law in a timely manner. MRS did not take a position on the border and visa security bill as a whole.