DHS Preps Proposal To End Work Authorization For Spouses

By Suzanne Monyak (February 21, 2019, 4:19 PM EST) -- The Trump administration could soon release a closely watched proposal to strip employment authorization from as many as 90,000 spouses of H-1B visa holders, taking another step toward issuing a new regulation that attorneys say could discourage highly skilled immigration in the U.S.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday sent the proposed rule to the Office of Management and Budget for review, the final step in the process before it will be published in the Federal Register. The draft regulation will seek to revoke work authorization for certain individuals on H-4 visas, which are reserved for dependent family members...

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