Can spouses of H-1B visa holders work in the US? - lawsuit which was delayed is back in court
Back in 2015, Barack Obama’s administration implemented a rule that granted work permits to certain immigrants on H4 visas. Known as H4EAD, the policy enabled the spouses of H-1B workers who were already awaiting green cards to apply for employment authorization.
But now Donald Trump’s administration is expected to formally rescind the Obama-era rule – potentially upending the lives of tens of thousands of immigrants who took advantage of the H4EAD work permits. This will impact many as the beneficiaries will not be allowed to work and their family will be deprived of the second income.
Although a rule which rescinds the current Obama rule policy allowing spouses of h1b visa holders to work was expected to come by end of 2018. But it did not as the US administration had kept it at last and as per the sources it is back in court now The decision in the rule will surely impact many, mostly Indians.
This lawsuit has been filed by, ‘Save Jobs USA'. They said that the longer the case remains in abeyance, the longer American workers will “suffer injury from the presence of foreign competitors in their job market".