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Attys Gird For Potential End Of H-4 Holders' Ability To Work

Law360 (May 7, 2018, 6:16 PM EDT) -- Attorneys are bracing for proposed policy changes that could lead to the revocation of H-4 visa holders' ability to work in the U.S., trying to minimize disruption to their careers by pursuing alternative immigration options.

H-4 visas are issued to the immediate family, including spouses and children, of H-1B skilled worker visa holders. In May 2015, the Obama administration implemented a rule allowing H-4 visa holders to apply for employment authorization if their spouses have been granted a one-year extension of their H-1B visa beyond their sixth year and have filed an approved green card application.

The Trump administration, however, is...

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