WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
Allow H-4 visa member to work legally
Many talented H-1B beneficiaries choose not to stay in the U.S. because their H-4 spouses cannot work. We suggest that USCIS include the spouses as part of those non-resident aliens who can work incident to status by regulation. This would be a quick and easy way to ameliorate the severe hardship experienced by H-1B families.
Through administrative re-interpretation, USCIS could allow the spouses to obtain extensions of H-1B status, so they can past the normal six-year limit without having their own labor certification. Under this interpretation, the H-1B husband who does not have his own labor certification can still use his wife’s labor certification on a derivative basis to file for an H-1B extension.
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