Bloomberg Law
Feb. 21, 2019, 1:17 PMUpdated: Feb. 21, 2019, 10:58 PM

White House Poised to End Work Permits for H-1B Spouses (2)

Laura D. Francis
Laura D. Francis

A program providing work permits to the spouses of some H-1B skilled guestworkers appears to be coming to an end.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has completed a proposed regulation to eliminate the program, which provides work authorization to the H-4 spouses of H-1B workers who’ve been approved for green cards but are waiting for them to become available. The proposal was sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review Feb. 20.

The administration first announced its intent to do away with the work permits, also known as employment authorization documents (EADs), in early 2017. The ...

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