Tag Archives: H4

New Regulations for Immigrant Workers

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) finally published its new regulation “Retention of EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Non-Immigrant Workers” which will take effect on January 17, 2017. Unlike several of President Obama’s recent executive orders, which many fear will be cancelled or modified once President-Elect Trump takes […]

| Employment Authorization, Immigrant, Nonimmigrant

H-1B/H-4 Visas

Starting May 26, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B extension of stay petitions until July 27, 2015. During this time frame, petitioners will not be able to file Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service, for a Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, requesting an […]

| Nonimmigrant

Employment Authorization for H4s

No final decision has been made yet by the government regarding employment authorization for spouses of H-1B visa holders. Since the government’s current proposal would only benefit a relatively small number of H-4 spouses, the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association submitted an excellent comment to the proposed rule-making that recommends the employment authorization be extended to […]

| Employment Authorization, Nonimmigrant