“DHS announces final rule on H-4 Work Authorization”
On Tuesday, February 24, 2015, USCIS Director Leon Rodriguez announced that, as of May 26, 2015, DHS will extend eligibility for employment authorization to H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who:
Are the beneficiaries of an approved Form I-140; or
Have been granted an extension of their authorized period of stay in the United States beyond the six-year limit under AC21.
Click here to read USCIS’ press release and here to read the CFGI/SHRM press release regarding this development.
To build the economy of the future, the United States must create the workforce of the future, and U.S. employers need an immigration system that works for them, not against them.
The Council for Global Immigration (formerly known as the American Council on International Personnel (ACIP)) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – who collectively represent the U.S. employers and the HR and legal professionals who navigate the immigration system everyday – advocate meaningful, practicable reforms for U.S. employers that include:
|Electronic Employment Verification
U.S. Employers Need … Certainty in Hiring
U.S. employers need certainty in hiring through a single, federal, entirely electronic verification system that protects against identity theft. Learn more.
U.S. Employers Need … Increased System Efficiency
U.S. employers need an efficient U.S. immigration system that does not stunt growth because of cumbersome paperwork. A "Trusted Employer" system would create such efficiencies. Learn more.
|Future Highly Skilled Workforce
U.S. Employers Need … A Future Flow of Highly Educated and Skilled Talent
U.S. employers need top talent to grow the economy, but they currently face a skills gap. Specifically, they need an employment-based immigration system that welcomes highly educated and highly skilled professionals by clearing backlogs, improving future access to green cards and temporary visas such as H-1B and L-1 visas, reinstating domestic visa revalidation and expanding spouse and partner work authorization. Learn more.