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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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