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In response to President Trump’s Executive Memorandum detailing a “Buy American, Hire American” policy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has scrutinized petitions and applications for immigrant benefits more heavily and has evaluated ways to eliminate various benefits programs that are not specifically required by the Immigration & Nationality […]

Since his inauguration, President Trump has focused on a series of initiatives, many of them aimed at various components of U.S. immigration enforcement. Most recently, the administration has issued guidance to address perceived abuses in the H-1B visa program. Additionally, H-4 work permits have come under fire, and other issues […]

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has implemented a regulatory change that will go into effect May 26th that grants employment authorization benefits to certain H-4 spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants working in the United States. Pursuant to this regulatory change, the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) has recently published […]

Content from: Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses REMINDER: Do NOT submit an application for employment authorization (Form I-765) before May 26, 2015. USCIS will not accept a Form I-765 requesting employment authorization based on your H-4 status until the H-4 rule takes effect on May 26, 2015. […]