Decision on H-4 visas within 3 months

The Department of Homeland Security has told a federal court that its decision to revoke work permits for H-4 visa holders is expected within the next three months.
H-4 visas are issued to immediate family members (spouse and children under 21 years of age) of the holders of H-1B visa.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in its latest court filing on Friday 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 non-immigrants as a class of aliens eligible for employment authorization.’
The DHS said the new rule would be submitted to the Office of Management of Budget (OMB), White House, within three months.
The department urged the court to delay its decision on a lawsuit filed by 'Save Jobs USA', who opposes work permits to H-4 visa holders claiming that it affected their employment chances.

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