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H4 EAD: USCIS chief signals it's end of the road for H4 work permits; tighter rules on H1B payscales coming soon

Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Francis Cissna, in a three page letter dated April 4 to the US Senate Juiciary Committee, has confirmed it's the end of the road for H4 workers' employment authorisations in Donald Trump's administration.

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Converting Your H-4 Visa

H-4 visa holders may consider converting to other status options to access job opportunities in the U.S and avoid getting blocked from working in the jobs they have already secured. Since many H-4 visa holders are as educated and well-qualified as their spouses, many choose to convert to the H-1B visa.

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H-4 Work Authorization Unlikely to be Revoked Anytime Soon, Says Former Obama Administration Official Who Helped Implement Rule


H-4 visa holders, who have been on tenterhooks since the Trump administration announced last year that it intended to revoke their work authorization, can relax for now as the program will continue on for at least this year, according to a former Obama administration official who was pivotal to developing the EAD rule.

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security Expected to Submit Proposed Rule Rescinding H-4 EAD Regulations by June 2018

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Expected to Submit Proposed Rule Rescinding H-4 EAD Regulations by June 2018

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Trump administration may soon end H-4 Visa Rule: report

‚ÄčThe Trump administration may soon end the H-4 Visa Rule, which allows spouses of H1-B visa holders to work in the United States, according to a new report.

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H-4 Visa Children, Aging Out of Dependent Status, Forced to Return to India

H-4 children, the progeny of H-1B visa holders, are facing an uncertain future as they become adults who are no longer considered immediate family relatives, forcing them to return to their birth country.

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Work Authorization for H-4 Visa Holders to Be Stripped Under New Rule

The Department of Homeland Security announced Dec. 15 that it is proposing a rule which would end work authorization for H-4 visa holders, stripping more than 100,000 people – largely women from India – of their ability to legally work in the U.S.

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H4 Dreamers: Give a chance to children on H4 visa

Due to the backlog in the employment based (EB) green card process of many applicants from India and China, those who are on H1B or L1 visa find their children on H4 visa age out after they turn 21. 

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DACA could end soon, as deportation drive enters new phase. Is H-4 visa EAD next?

It was on the cards, with President Donald Trump fulfilling campaign promises, turn around executive orders issued by the Obama administration: to end a humanitarian amnesty program known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which allows illegal immigrants who were brought to the country as a child, to live and work legally in the country. More than 800,000 individuals benefit from it; another 1 million are eligible for it.

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DHS Asks the Court to Hold the H-4 EAD Case for Six Months

SAVE JOBS USA v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY was a case filed back on April 23, 2015 in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia . Save Jobs USA is an organization comprised of IT workers who claim they lost their jobs to H-1B workers. 

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