Spouses of Indian H1-B Visa Holders can continue to work in US

Posted on 23 Nov 2019

Since the court’s refusal to abolish the rule formulated during the Obama-era, that is, the spouses of H-1B visa holders can work in America, it has been a relief to the Indians in the US, even for time-being.


The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations.

The H1-B visa is a long-term visa that is issued to the workers by the US companies hiring them in their firms. Particularly the Indian women have been the beneficiaries of this rule and this has been objectioned by US workers. This is now supported by the Trump administration and is also willing to strike it down.

This rule was put forth by the ex-president of US, President Barack Obama in the year 2015. The rule has allowed work permits to certain H-4 visa holders, mainly the spouses of H-1B work visa holders instead of them waiting for their Green Card to work in the US.

"Accordingly, we reverse the district court's grant of summary judgment and remand for further proceedings consistent with this opinion," said the federal court on the lawsuit filed by Saves Jobs USA.

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