On the Horizon – A Return to Restrictions on H-4 Spouses

By Benjamin J. Schatz, Senior Attorney The H-1B category is one of the most sought-after nonimmigrant classifications for foreign workers in the United States, but for years, a major limitation of the category was the fact that spouses of H-1B holders couldn’t work. Beyond...

U.S. tech trade groups urge Trump to let spouses of H1b holders to work

By Salvador Rodriguz, Yeganeh Torbati, Reuters SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – U.S. technology trade groups on Thursday urged the Trump administration to retain an Obama-era rule that allows certain spouses of highly skilled guest workers to also work legally in the United...

Update on Possible Elimination of H-4 Spouse EAD Program

As reported in a recent Foster Immigration Update©, the Trump Administration is considering elimination of the H-4 spouse EAD program that permits the H-4 spouses of certain H-1B visa holders to apply for Employment Authorization Document (EAD) cards.   The Trump Administration...
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