Work Permits for Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders Soon

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  • Close to a year since the US Federal agency has proposed to amend the immigration laws and now the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has allowed the H4 (spouses of those holding H1B) visa holder to work under certain salient conditions.
  • India receives the largest proportion close to 65% globally H1B visas to the U.S every year particularly the IT sector
  • US wants to keep the best talented and skilled people and do not want to let go them to any other country, upto 97,000 H4 visa holders can apply for jobs and around 30,000 may benefit out of this.
  • H4 visa holders can apply for jobs only if H1B visa holders seek for Green card application
  • This will largely benefit the for those H4 visa holders who face debilitating personal circumstances like depression, loss of enthusiasm and self-esteem associated with joblessness and social isolation, in numerous cases leading to mental health issues or familial breakdown.
  • Work authorisation to H-4 visas would only apply for H-1B visa holders who have begun the process of seeking ‘lawful permanent residence’ in the U.S., ie a ‘green-card’ application.
  • Read at: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/work-permits-for-spouses-of-h1b-visa-holders-soon/article5987655.ece

Exams Perspective:

  1. H1 B VISA
  2. Green Card status
  3. India USA Bilateral Relations
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