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02/22/2019

After long wait, U.S. moves forward with proposal to end work permits for spouses of H-1B visa holders

The rule change would strip the employment authorization from some who are on track for green cards.

By Chris Fuchs

The spouses of certain U.S. visa holders granted permission to work under an Obama-era rule are now one step closer to seeing that authorization removed.

The proposed regulation was officially delivered to the Office of Management and Budget for review Wednesday, according to a government database, which means the Department of Homeland Security has finished its work on the policy. Changes to the visa program were first discussed in 2017, according to a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services spokesperson.

The rule change would strip employment authorization from the spouses of H-1B visa recipients who are on track for green cards to work in the United States. The H-1B program attracts foreign specialized workers -- many of them from India and China -- to come to the U.S. for employment.

“The news really is this rule is finally moving forward as a proposal in a formal way,” said William Stock, an immigration lawyer from Philadelphia and past president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.


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USCIS spokesperson Jessica Collins said in a statement to NBC News that the agency continues to review all employment-based visa programs, including employment authorization documents for H-4 visas.

“No decision about the regulation concerning the employment eligibility of certain H-4 spouses is final until the rule-making process is complete,” she said.

Stock said that once the Office of Management and Budget completes its review, the regulation could be sent back to the Department of Homeland Security, or it could be cleared for publication in the Federal Register as a proposed rule.

After that, there’s typically a 30-to-90 day public comment, with 60 days being normal, he said. The comments are reviewed and a final rule is made.


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According to the USCIS, there have been close to 91,000 initial approved applications for H-4 work authorization since the original 2015 rule was created by the Obama administration.

Proponents have argued that the rule helps alleviate financial pressures of H-1B families that would otherwise have to manage on a single income, a move that can help retain overseas talent in the U.S.

But it has also drawn criticism, including from Save Jobs USA, a group comprised of laid-off computer workers in California who claim their jobs were filled by programmers from India on H-1B visas.

Save Jobs USA filed a federal lawsuit in 2015 to block the H-4 rule after it was announced. That case has been pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

“There’s a court deadline, which may be why they’re pushing this forward,” Stock said of the Trump administration’s proposed rule change.






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02/22/2019

國安部擬禁H-1B簽證配偶工作

(World Journal) 編譯黃秀媛

國土安全部正向管理和預算局 (OMB)提出擬議的法規,企圖禁止H-1B 簽證持有人的配偶工作。( 取自推特)

國土安全部正向管理和預算局(OMB)提出擬議的法規,企圖禁止H-1B簽證持有人的配偶工作。

「水星新聞報」說,這種禁令將影響正申辦綠卡的H-1B持有人的配偶;田納西大學的研究估計,這些用H-4簽證留在美國的大約10萬名配偶,有93%是來自印度的婦女。

歐巴馬總統2015年准許持用H-4簽證的人在美國工作,可是川普政府把取消這種權利列為優先事項。國安部把擬議的法規稱為「經濟影響重大」。

國安部和公民及移民服務局說:「一些美國勞工將從這項擬議的法規受益,更有機會獲得H-4勞工群體目前擁有的一些工作。」

國安部本周把它草擬的H-4法規送交OMB,後者審查後可附上修改建議,或原件送還國安部。

在歐巴馬白宮協助施行H-4工作許可,後來共同創辦協助家庭移民的科技公司「無限移民」的藍德 (Doug Rand)說,這種審查程序可能花幾天或幾個星期。

完成審查後,國安部會在「聯邦公報」發布草擬的法規接受公開評論。這種評論期

通常持續30至60天,也能延長到180天或更久。在某些情況下,有關法規可不經公開評論即定案。

不過,公民及移民服務局長去年9月6日致函網路協會說,在通告和評論期,公眾將有機會對國安部認為適當的任何修訂提供意見,包括有關H-4法規的修訂。

網路協會是由臉書和谷歌等仰賴H-1B簽證雇用外國員工的大科技公司組成。

擬議的法規將在評論期結束後定案。但是,藍德說,最後的法規不可能很快頒布施行,因為各方評論可望洶湧而至,也可能引發告訴企圖阻止新法規付諸實施。

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