Tag Archives: H-4

USCIS Publishes a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Remove Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 VISA Holders

As an update (to this recent posting), we clarify that USCIS recently indicated in the Fall Unified Agenda the posting of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in November 2018 (see RIN 1615-AC15) on this regulation. Please check back as this and other H-1B regulatory actions are anticipated in the near future. U.S. Department of Homeland … Continue Reading

Work Authorization for (Some, But Not All) H-4 Visa Holders

On Feb. 24, 2015 the Department of Homeland Security issued a final rule providing for employment authorization for certain H-4 dependent spouses. This is one of the most significant changes to employment-based immigration to occur in many years. Who is eligible? Only certain H-4 dependents of H-1B nonimmigrants are eligible for employment authorization. The benefit … Continue Reading

DHS Proposed Rulemaking to Attract and Retain Highly Skilled Workers

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on May 6, 2014 the publication of two proposed rules to attract and retain highly skilled workers. The first rule would allow spouses of certain H-1B holders to request employment authorization if their H-1B spouse is currently pursuing permanent residence through employment based sponsorship. H-1B dependents are currently … Continue Reading