On February 20, 2019, the US Department of Homeland Security/DHS submitted the proposal to “cancel the h4 EAD work card” to the US Office of Management and Budget/OMB, and posted the proposal as “Economically Significant”. s Mark. The proposal may eventually lead to the complete termination of the h4 EAD badge, and the h4 visa holder will lose the opportunity to work legally in the United States.

The h4 visa is the legal status of the relatives of the h1b visa (also known as h1b签证) holder (h1b spouse (also known as h1b配偶) and children under the age of 21) granted by the US government, If your h1b is rejected (also known as h1b被拒), you can apply for an h4 visa. H4 EAD is the h4 work (also known as h4工作) permit. It was launched by the Obama administration in 2015: the h1b work visa (also known as h1b工作签证) holder who has obtained the I-140 approval for the green card, and his relatives can apply for the EAD work card to work in the US with the h4 visa. In other words, if you and your relatives are in New York, your relatives can find a job in New York (also known as 纽约找工作) with an h4 visa.

According to the existing H-4 EAD policy, if a small couple of foreign students owns h1b and applies for a green card to obtain I-140 approval, the other party can work legally in the United States, greatly reducing the pressure on the international student group. After President Trump took office, he proposed an administrative order to “buy Americans to hire Americans.” The review of visas for all types of foreigners has become stricter. At the end of 2017, the Trump administration proposed an agenda to cancel the work permit for h4 visa holders. Forbes’ latest research study on the H-4 family shows that if the h4 EAD is abolished, the federal government will lose billions of dollars in taxes, economic activity may also decline, and families of h4 visa holders will also be severely hit. . The cancellation of the h4 EAD bill is costly to implement and there is not enough data to show that it will provide new jobs for US citizens. According to Forbes’ report, it is hard to imagine that the US government believes that “canceling the work permit of h4 visa holders” is cost effective.

Whether the H4 EAD will be canceled or not has not yet been finalized, but the overall outlook is not optimistic. Recently, many h4 holders are preparing to apply for h1b. The small partners who are currently working with h4 EAD can prepare for the upcoming Final rule.