Bloomberg Law: Biden’s H-4 Work Permit Plan a Step Toward Fixing Program Woes

IRLI In The News

January 26, 2021

By Genevieve Douglas

President Joe Biden’s proposal for legislation giving spouses of H-1B visa holders work authorization will alleviate a lot of the uncertainty surrounding the current state of the program, but persistent problems could undermine those efforts, immigration attorneys say.

Created in 2015 via executive action by then-President Barack Obama, the initiative gave work authorization to the H-4 spouses of H-1B specialty occupation workers who’ve been approved for green cards but are waiting for them to become available. More than 120,000 people—most of them women from India—have applied for spousal employment authorization documents.

Read the full story at Bloomberg Law.

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