H-1B Visa: Trump administration has reiterated its intention to undo the existing policy: Well, as you all may know that ever since Trump took charge of the presidential chair he is making some big decisions for the whole nation. Also, he did close so many schemes of Obam’s government including “American Dream.” Even he made so many changes in H-1B workers who are working in the US. Also, he made it clear that getting a job in America isn’t going to be easy at all. Now, Trump administration has reiterated its intention to undo the existing policy enabling spouses of H-1B workers to obtain work permits in its recent “spring regulatory agenda”.
You can say that over a Lakh Indian spouses hold the permit and they are referred to as employment authorization documents (EADs) are going to get affected in upcoming days. Also, the reports are coming that the new timeline given in the agenda a new draft regulation to rescind the existing policy is expected in June. As you all may know the US government issues its policy agenda, outlining the action points for the coming months which aren’t going to be easy for sure.
Sources are saying that the draft will be notified in a federal register and a 30-to 60-day window will be open for public comments. After that, they are going to apply these laws to their policy. Also, the entire process up to the issuance of the final rules could take several months. There is every possibility of a legal challenge, which could further delay the new regulation. Also, if you are trying to file EAD’s you can, Emily Neumann, an immigration attorney and partner at Reddy & Neumann, a law firm said, “As of now, you can continue to file for EADs.”
Also, the managing attorney, NPZ Law Group, David Nachman, said, “Typically, when the government makes a move of this nature, they provide a way to handle ‘pipeline’ cases. There is also guidance about ‘phase-out’. For instance, if an employee has an EAD valid for several months, it’s possible they could continue with their jobs. The draft rules will throw more light on these open-ended issues.”