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Old 01-10-2013, 07:23 AM
 
Location: West Texas
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Default EAD for H4 dependent spouses

According to a new proposed rule, certain H4 visa holders will get EAD - eligibility to work if their spouse H-1B visa holder is in USA working for last 6 years.

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EAD for H4 Visa Holders - Proposed Rule Latest Update January 2013
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:01 AM
 
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It is a PROPOSED rule only at this point.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:29 AM
 
Location: West Texas
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It is a PROPOSED rule only at this point.
Yes but I think it will be passed. The main beneficiary of this rule will be people from India (IT people) as they are the ones with longest waiting time period for Green Card. Many Indian H-1B people have started to go back to India or move to Canada because of seemingly endless waiting period for Green Card. EAD for spouse will benefit them and they will stay.
Same way last year, 17 month extension of OPT for STEM graduates was passed with intention of stopping students from leaving the country. The intention is to stop immigrants from leaving the country.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:58 AM
 
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Sorry but what you think is your personal opinion. At this point is is nothing but a proposal. And BTW not all IT H1B holders are Indian:>) Not all H1B to Green Card immigrants are Indian.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:00 AM
 
Location: West Texas
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Sorry but what you think is your personal opinion. At this point is is nothing but a proposal. And BTW not all IT H1B holders are Indian:>) Not all H1B to Green Card immigrants are Indian.
Yes but which other nationality has to wait for more then 6 years in H-1B visa and still do not get Green Card. Look at Visa bulletin
Visa Bulletin For January 2013

Even in EB-2 category after doing Masters degree, date for Indian nationals is 1st september 2004.

Statement of Need: Congress intended that the AC21 provisions allowing for extension of H-1B status past the 6th year for workers who are the beneficiaries of certain pending or approved employment-based immigrant petitions or labor certification applications would minimize the disruption to U.S. businesses employing H-1B workers that would result if such workers were required to leave the United States. DHS recognizes that the limitation on the period of stay is not the only event that could cause an H-1B worker to leave his or her employment and cause disruption to the employer's business, inclusive of the loss of significant time and money invested in the immigration process. The rule, as proposed by this NPRM, is intended to mitigate some of the negative economic effects of limiting H-1B households to one income during lengthy waiting periods in the adjustment of status process. Also, this rule will encourage H-1B skilled workers to not abandon their adjustment application because their H-4 spouse is unable to work.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Durham UK
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Yes but I think it will be passed. The main beneficiary of this rule will be people from India (IT people) as they are the ones with longest waiting time period for Green Card. Many Indian H-1B people have started to go back to India or move to Canada because of seemingly endless waiting period for Green Card. EAD for spouse will benefit them and they will stay.
Same way last year, 17 month extension of OPT for STEM graduates was passed with intention of stopping students from leaving the country. The intention is to stop immigrants from leaving the country.
The wait for EB-3 for anyone is minimum 6 years at the moment, but I have been waiting since JAN 2008 (already 6 years) and at current rate have another year.
Some people waiting for EB-3 aren't already working on H1-B, unlike EB-2. My husband is on H-1B since 2009 and applying now for EB-2. Even though I have a job offer in a shortage occupation (with 23 years experience and a Bachelors degree) and an approved GC application I cannot work.
1000s of Indians and Chinese get intercompany transfer visas each year - no annual limit and no educational requirements plus easy path to Green Card.Also spouse can work (although I'm sure majority don't)

In 2011 160,000 (approx 80,000 each) from India and China were granted LPR, -451,000 from Asia in total.
100,000 from Africa and 143,000 from Mexico
12,000 from the UK -85,000 from Europe in total.

The immigration laws are certainly fullfilling the aim of encouraging diversity.
Many nurse from the UK who had job offers and approved Green card applications went to Canada or Australia instead.
This new proposal is pandering to the demands of the big companies who want to keep their foreign employees and pay them below the going rate.
In addition peole from these countries will live on as little as they can so they can send their money back to their family at home.

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Old 01-29-2013, 01:45 PM
 
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Now the rule for EAD shows 03/00/2013. Let's see if something happens (I don't think so. The date has been moved before).
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:01 PM
 
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where do you check if the EAD rule has gone ahead or no. Is there an IRS site?
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:26 AM
 
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where do you check if the EAD rule has gone ahead or no. Is there an IRS site?
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:28 PM
 
Location: NoVA
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where do you check if the EAD rule has gone ahead or no. Is there an IRS site?
The public rules and announcements will be on the USCIS homepage.

This one would be "big" if it gets approved.
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