Spotlight for Recruiting ProfessionalsJune 18, 2014
In May, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the publication of two proposed rules created to help attract new businesses to the United States and strengthen its work force.
The proposed rules would:
The first rule would allow H-4 dependent spouses of certain H-1B workers to request employment authorization, as long as the H-1B worker has already started the process of seeking lawful permanent residence through employment, Jackson Lewis LLC reports.
Under existing regulations, DHS does not extend employment authorization to dependents—also referred to as H-4 nonimmigrants—of H-1B nonimmigrant workers.
The second proposed change updates regulations to:
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