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Members of Congress urge DHS to not revoke EAD for certain H-4 spouses

On March 5, 2018, members of the U.S. Congress submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requesting the DHS to reconsider its decision to revoke eligibility for employment authorization for certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B workers under 1615-AC15, Removing H-4 dependent Spouses from the Class of Aliens Eligible for Employment Authorization.

According to the Congress members, revoking the eligibility creates significant financial hardship for the H-1B workers and their families. Not only are the H-4 spouses unable to pursue their own professional goals, but they also cannot contribute financially to their family. This creates an extreme hardship for a family who lives on one income. The members of Congress urged the DHS to not revoke the work authorization for both economic competitiveness reasons, as well as for maintaining family unity.

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