H -4 visa holders, who have been on tenterhooks since the Trump administration announced last year that it intended to revoke their work authorization, can relax for now as the program will continue on for at least this year. The Trump administration has made no secret of the fact that they want to curtail these work permits. But it`s not something you can do half-baked, Doug Rand, former assistant director for entrepreneurship in the Obama White House who helped implement the H-4 work authorization rule, said. Rand doubted that the administration would announce a new proposed rule in June, as widely anticipated. Ambitious regulatory agenda is all behind schedule,” he said, noting that a new final rule may be introduced late this year. The proposal of a new rule is step 1 in a long process. A 60-day public comment period would follow once the proposed rule is entered into the Federal Register.The agency must address any novel issues before it issues a final rule, Rand said. But the final rule will likely face a court challenge, added Rand, who expects that a district court may issue an injunction to prevent the new rule from being implemented. District courts have issued injunctions following many of the Trump administration`s key mandates, including the travel ban, and the proposal to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.