The Strive to Keep H-4 EAD Alive

This past Wednesday, a bipartisan group of 130 lawmakers, led by Pramila Jayapal (D-Washington) and Mia Love (R-Utah) argued in a letter to DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen that rescinding work authorization for H-4 visa holders would hinder attracting talent from abroad and widen the existing gender income gap. According to USCIS, about 93 percent of H-4 EAD applicants are women. The Trump administration announced its intent to end the program late last year but has yet to issue a concrete timeline or procedure.