US will decide on revoking work permits to H-4 visa users in three months
The Trump administration is currently reviewing the H-1B visa policy that it thinks is being misused by companies to replace American workers. The Trump administration has told a federal court that its decision to revoke work permits to H-4 visa users, a significant majority of whom are Indian-Americans, is expected within the next three months, a move which will have a major impact on Indian women as they are the major beneficiary of the Obama-era rule. H-4 visas are issued by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to immediate family members (spouse and children under 21 years of age) of the holders of H-1B visa, the most sought-after among Indian IT professionals. Reports that the U.S. government can`t locate nearly 1,500 unaccompanied immigrant children that it placed in care are causing outrage. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in its latest court filing y told the US District Court in District of Columbia that it was “making a solid and swift progress in proposing to remove from its regulations on certain H-4 spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants as a class of aliens eligible for employment authorisation”. The DHS said the new rule would be submitted to the Office of Management of Budget (OMB), White House, within three months.