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Worse Off Half: Spouses of H-1B workers tensely await their fate to work in US

Trump wants to strike down a rule brought in by Obama that allowed H4 visa holders to work.

By Ishani Duttagupta, ET Bureau |Updated: January 26, 2020, 06.01AM IST
The New Year hasn't brought much cheer to thousands of Indians working in the US. Dependent spouses of H-1B visa holders, who are on H4 visas, have their fingers crossed as they tensely await a verdict on whether they will be allowed to work in the US or not. The Trump administration is bent on striking down a rule
had to leave the US in April 2019 when the visa expired and USCIS refused to grant an extension. She will now have to wait for her green card application to be current, which may take years. "I am not sure if I will even be granted a visitor visa for the US to meet my only daughter," she says.

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