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End Of Spouse Work Authorization Could Drive Away H-1Bs

Law360 (February 12, 2019, 8:54 PM EST) -- Despite a tight labor market, H-1B visa holders and those who have applied for the program may take their talents elsewhere if the Trump administration decides to move forward with a plan to rescind their spouses' work authorization, attorneys say.

Andrea Szew, owner and managing attorney of the Szew Law Group, said the U.S. may become less attractive to current and prospective H-1B holders who would be the sole breadwinners if their spouses are not able to work under a dependent H-4 visa. And that would have a “huge negative impact for the H-1B community and corporate America,” she said....

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