CNN: Jobs still in limbo for spouses of H-1B holders

IRLI In The News

April 3, 2017

By Sara Ashley O’Brien

The government wants more time to decide if spouses of H-1B visa holders should be granted the right to work.

On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security requested another 180 days to review a rule that allows H-4 visa holders to apply for work permits. Implemented under the Obama administration in 2015, the permit is given to select H-4 visa holders whose spouses are waiting for green cards.

Previously, H-4 holders weren’t allowed to work or possess a social security number.A group called Save Jobs USA filed a lawsuit in April 2015 challenging the Obama rule and arguing that it threatens American jobs. In February, the Trump administration was granted 60 days to review and assess the rule. … Read the full story by Sara Ashley O’Brien.

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