This article was prepared with the assistance of ABIL, the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, of which Loan Huynh, Fredrikson Immigration Department Chair, is a member.
The Biden administration withdrew a proposed rule to rescind the H-4 employment authorization document (EAD) program from review by the Office of Management and Budget. This means that about 100,000 H-4 EAD holders (spouses of H-1B workers who are mostly women from India) and their employers no longer need to worry about losing their work authorization.
- "Proposed H-4 EAD Rule Withdrawn for Review," National Law Review
- "Removing H-4 Dependent Spouses From the Classes of Aliens Eligible for Employment Authorization," Proposed Rule