The Biden administration withdrew a proposed rule to rescind the

H-4 employment authorization document (EAD) program from review by

the Office of Management and Budget. This means that about 100,000

H-4 EAD holders (spouses of H-1B workers who are mostly women from

India) and their employers no longer need to worry about losing

their work authorization.


“Proposed H-4 EAD Rule Withdrawn for Review,” National

Law Review,

“Removing H-4 Dependent Spouses From the Classes of Aliens

Eligible for Employment Authorization,” Proposed Rule,

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