The proposed rule was being reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA).
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:01 PM IST
The US division of homeland safety (DHS) has formally withdrawn a transfer by the Trump administration to rescind the employment authorisation program for sure classes of spouses of H1-B visa holders. The spouses of H1-B visa holders obtain H4 visas and solely in sure instances, these spouses might apply for an employment authorisation doc.
The work allow was typically given to H4 visa holders when their H1-B spouses have been on observe to obtain a everlasting resident card, often known as a inexperienced card. But the many years of inexperienced card-backlog left hundreds of households struggling to outlive on a single revenue. The Obama administration launched the H4 Employment Authorisation Document (EAD) rule in 2015 to resolve such points.
After the Trump administration began taking concrete steps to rescind this system, US vice chairman Kamala Harris, then a California senator, objected to the “outrageous” transfer. Calling on the DHS to withdraw the proposal, Harris had stated that the choice will drive immigrant docs, scientists and lecturers to desert their skilled careers.
“This is outrageous & will force immigrant women who are doctors, nurses, scientists & academics, among others, to abandon their professional careers. I called on DHS last year to withdraw this proposal & will continue to fight this,” she had tweeted in February 2019.
The proposed rule “Removing H-4 dependent spouses from the class of aliens eligible for employment authorization” was being reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA). It has been marked as economically important and the finished motion exhibits “withdrawn” on OIRA web site.
The newest motion by the Biden administration has come up as an enormous reduction for Indian staff who obtain a considerable share of H1-B visas. A gaggle named SaveH4EAD tweeted, “After years of advocacy, meeting congress members, DHS/OMB & collecting irrefutable data on value add of H4EAD not only to economy but also to provide life of dignity to thousands of immigrants, we are pleased to announce that new admin has withdrawn regulation to help #SaveH4EAD.”
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