Work Permits for Skilled Workers’ Spouses May Be Revised

April 4, 2017, 12:54 PM

The Department of Homeland Security is taking a second look at a 2015 regulation that provides work permits to the dependent spouses of certain high-skill temporary workers.

The agency April 3 asked a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., to put on hold a lawsuit challenging the regulation, saying it’s considering revising the regulation (Save Jobs USA v. Dep’t of Homeland Sec., D.C. Cir., 16-05287, motion filed 4/3/17). Oral argument had been scheduled for March 31.

The DHS didn’t say in its court filing what, if anything, it plans to do to the regulation. But the agency did ...

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