On 3/3/15, the bill passed with bi-partisan support in the house, 257-167, and will now be sent to the President's desk for his signature. The bill is set to fund the Department of Homeland Security through September 2015. The bill passed does not include language to restrict use of funding to implement the President's November 2014 executive actions on immigration.
Effective May 26, 2015, certain H-4 dependent spouses will become eligible to apply for employment authorization documents (EAD). Specifically, a person in the U.S. in H-4 status will become eligible for EADs if his or her H-1B spouse: 1) is the principal beneficiary of an approved I-140 petition; OR 2) has been granted H-1B status under the AC21 rule (which permits H-1B nonimmigrants seeking lawful permanent resident status to work and remain in the U.S. beyond the H-1B six year limit). Please click here to be directed to the USCIS announcement regarding H-4 eligibility for EADs. Please contact us here if you or your spouse is in H-4 status require assistance in filing an EAD application.
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