USCIS Is One Step Closer To Ending H-4 EAD Eligibility

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) its draft of a proposed rule to end eligibility of H-4 spouses to apply for Employment Authorization Document (EAD) cards after their spouses have reached an advanced...

Trump Administration Poised to Eliminate H-4 EAD Program

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...

H-1B Rumors and Facts

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...

USCIS Issues Guidance for H-4 Spousal Work Authorization – Applications Begin to be Accepted May 26th

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....

CIS Guidance on H-4 Work Authorization

Content from: http://www.uscis.gov/working-united-states/temporary-workers/employment-authorization-certain-h-4-dependent-spouses Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses REMINDER: Do NOT submit an application for employment authorization (Form I-765) before May...

CIS FAQ on H-4 Work Authorization

Content from: http://www.uscis.gov/working-united-states/temporary-workers/faqs-employment-authorization-certain-h-4-dependent-spouses FAQs: Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses On February 26, 2015, USCIS hosted a teleconference about new regulatory...

Certain H-4 Spouses Eligible to Apply for Work Authorization Beginning May 26th

On Tuesday, February 24th, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the extension of employment authorization benefits to certain H-4 spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants working in the United States. Beginning May 26th, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS)...

Working H-4 Spouses Get to Take a Step Forward, But is it a Giant One?

By Gary Endelman and Cyrus Mehta Sometimes it takes a while for a sound idea to gain acceptance. Granting employment authorization to H-4 spouses is a good example. In late March 2010, the authors urged In The Tyranny of Priority Dates that this be done, with or without an...

Working: H-4 Spouses Get To Take A Step Forward, But Is It A Giant One?

By Gary Endelman and Cyrus Mehta Sometimes it takes a while for a sound idea to gain acceptance.  Granting employment authorization to H-4 spouses is a good example.   In late March 2010, the authors urged In The Tyranny of Priority Dates that this be done, with or without an...
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