US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) which manages the programme said the proposed regulation was not final until the review and comment process was complete.
Proposal to bar H-1B spouses from working in US reaches White House for final decision; move to impact 90,000
US lawmakers, including Senator Kamala Harris, and Silicon Valley companies argue that this is not only anti-women, but also prevents talented spouses of H-1B visa holders from working in the United States.
Decision to revoke work permits to H-4 visa holders likely within 3 months, Trump administration tells court
The Donald Trump administration Saturday told a federal court that its decision to revoke work permits to H-4 visa holders, who are primarily spouses of H-1B workers, a significant majority of whom are Indian-Americans and women, is expected within the next three months
Spouses of H-1B visa holders get breather as Donald Trump administration misses deadline on H-4 notification
The Donald Trump administration has failed to meet its deadline for the second time this year to issue a notification on its decision to terminate the work authorisation of H-4 visa holders, mostly Indians who are spouses of professionals having H-1B visas
Dhawal Doshy, Poonam Ghelani, Sumitha Nari, Neha Mahajan, Kalyani Kelkar and Pratik Gupta are all on H4 EAD ( employment authorisation document) in the US. They share, with Firstpost America, deeply personal insights on living and working on an H4 and the unbearable anxiety of constant uncertainty and a state of perennial waiting. This conversation with a microcosm of the larger H1B-H4 community in the US offers us a sample of the fault lines that two completely different visa categories can create in the modern Indian family living out West.
Spouses of H-1B visa holders may no longer be eligible to work in US as Trump administration considers rule change
While changing the rule would not prevent spouses of H-1B holders from pursuing other avenues for work authorisation, it could deter a number of high-skilled immigrants from staying in the US if their spouses cannot easily find work