Protecting Work Authorization for H-4 Visa Holders

Protecting Work Authorization for H-4 Visa Holders

Protecting Work Authorization for H-4 Visa Holders

In 2017, the Department of Homeland Security announced it will rescind the Employment Authorization Document (EAD) program for H-4 visa holders, and the new rule is expected to be released in coming months.

According to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), 95% of H-4 visa holders who have secured work authorization are women and at least 93% are from South Asian countries, the vast majority from India. This rule will impact the lives of over 100,000 South Asian immigrants, preventing them from being able to work in the United States.

If you or someone you know is an H-4 visa holder, participate in SAAPRI’s latest research initiative to support advocacy efforts to protect the H-4 EAD. Contact Dhara at dhara@saapri.org or see our flyer below for additional details.  

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