Bloomberg Law
Dec. 19, 2017, 6:53 PM

Foreign Workers Rethink Plans as Agency Targets Spouses’ Permits

Laura D. Francis
Laura D. Francis

Scores of immigrant families are grappling with potential job loss and closing of businesses in the wake of the Trump administration’s plan to rescind a regulation granting work permits to the spouses of certain H-1B workers.

But the effects go even further, as those who were able to secure the work permits made life-changing decisions based on them.

The availability of the work permit allowed Praneetha Korlepara to finally buy a house with her husband. The two, from India, previously lived in separate areas of the U.S. because they both had H-1B specialty occupation visas and couldn’t get employers in ...