The government wants more time to decide if spouses of H-1B visa holders should be granted the right to work.
On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security requested another 180 days to review a rule that allows H-4 visa holders to apply for work permits. Implemented under the Obama administration in 2015, the permit is given to select H-4 visa holders whose spouses are waiting for green cards.
Previously, H-4 holders weren't allowed to work or possess a social security number.
A group called Save Jobs USA filed a lawsuit in April 2015 challenging the Obama rule and arguing that it threatens American jobs. In February, the Trump administration was granted 60 days to review and assess the rule. ... Read the full story by Sara Ashley O'Brien.