Removing H-1B Spouses Work Permit Will Impact on Economic Independence

If the right to work for spouses of a specific H-1B visa holders category especially for those on the way for a green card is removed, then their economic independence would be seriously affected; a recently published research paper has said reportedly.

The report revealed that the H-1B visa holders spouses come to the U.S. on an H-4 visa. Moreover, as per the report, if the principal holder of H-1B visa is on a path to get a green card, then the spouse can appeal for an employment authorization document (E.A.D.), which provides them the right to get a job or become self-employed. A significantly high number of holders of H-1B visa are highly skilled professionals and from India.

Research Report on H-4 Visa Holders Work Authorization

Removing H-1B Spouses Work Permit Will Impact on Economic Independence

The report, by U.S. based non-profit Research Institute South Asian American Policy (SAAPRI), reportedly told that revoking work authorization for holders of H-4 visa disproportionately affects immigrant women and families from South Asian nations. Without the E.A.D., Research Institute South Asian American Policy reportedly determined that H-4 visa holders could continue unemployed for up to a tenure of 10 years or higher.

As per the financial daily, the report, titled Challenging Dependence, includes survey details from over 100  H-4 visa holders who are from South Asia. Research Institute South Asian American Policy has reportedly determined that since the adoption of the H-4 work authorization policy in the year 2015, 93% of all H-4 E.A.Ds were given to South Asians, and 93% were given to women.

Citing U.S. executives, news agencies had announced on June 2019 that the U.S. administration's determination to cancel work authorization for holders of H-4 visa was still to get a final shape as the process of rule-making in that regard was not finished.

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