• Petitioned U.S. House of Representatives

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U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate

Freedom to Work for H4 Dependent Visa Holders

    1. Shobha Sethuraman
    2. Petition by

      Shobha Sethuraman

      Jersey City, NJ

Currently dependents of certain visa holders are allowed to obtain work authorization in US, whereas this basic right is denied to another class of legal dependents ( H4 Visa holders who are the dependents of H1 temporary work visa holders). This disrupts their career, makes them financially dependent on their spouse,reduce the quality of life drastically which leads to depression, stress and low self esteem.

A change is required in the law to allow these Dependents to acquire Employment Authorization Letter(EAD) to work temporarily in US, like other dependent visa holders like L2,E3,J2 etc.

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