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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.

Letter to
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
As per the current US immigration laws, the dependents of H1 temporary work visa holders are not allowed to work in US.This disrupts their career ,makes them financially dependent on their spouse,reduce the quality of their life drastically which leads to depression, stress and low self esteem.

The basic right of financial independence is denied to this minority of dependents,while their spouses help to fill the speciality occupation shortage in US, pay US tax, and follow US laws religiously. At the same time, the dependents of temporary workers of other classes like E3,J1,L1 are all allowed to obtain the Employment Authorization Document to temporarily work in US.

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.

I look forward to your response to my concerns.