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...