Challenges To Spouses of H1-B Visa Holders Continue

A US court has signaled that they will be hearing a lawsuit that challenges the work authorization for H-4 Visa holders, who are typically the spouses of H1-B Visa holders.

From the article:

The US Court of Appeals, District of Columbia, in its order on December 17 ordered that the motion to schedule briefing and oral argument be granted and this case challenging work authorisation to of H-4 visa holders "be removed from abeyance."

At least three times, the Trump administration told the court that it has decided to revoke the Obama-era decision and a formal notification would be issued soon.

While the notification on the matter is yet to be issued, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in its annual agenda has said that it is determined to revoke work authorisation to certain categories of H-4 visa holders. It had said that the notification would be issued this month.

Matthew Callahan