I'm going through the ten page transcript from yesterday's DHS press briefing on the new executive order and found this little nugget:

Secretary Chertoff: I'm
also pleased to announce that we will be extending the validity period of the
employment authorization documents that we
issue to individuals who are waiting adjustment of status to lawful permit
residence or as its colloquially phrased,
the green card.>>


Currently, adjustment
applications are granted employment authorization documents with only a one
year maximum validity.
Beginning later this month, we'll start issuing these documents with a two-year
validity period for aliens who
are waiting adjustment of status if their application is expected to be pending
for more than a year.>>


This, again, is
eliminating a persistent source of frustration for workers who are here, who
have a pending adjustment
application but have to go and renew their employment documents every single
year. It's going to cut
the paperwork there.

I'll have a more complete summary of the remarks posted here shortly.