H-4 Work Permit Lawsuit Moves Forward

By John Miano on December 17, 2018

The D.C. Circuit Court removed Save Jobs USA v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security from abeyance today. As part of its grand plan to oppress American workers, the Obama administration issued a number of regulations permitting alien employment through regulation with no authority from Congress. One of these regulations permitted the spouses of H-1B guestworkers (here on H-4 visas) to work as well. That regulation is the subject of this lawsuit.

The case had been in abeyance for nearly two years because DHS had represented that a regulation rescinding the H-4 work authorizations would be forthcoming. In spite of repeated promises to the court, no such regulations have been materialized. As a result of these delays, the court has decided to move forward.

Hopefully, the D.C. Circuit can put an end to the unlawful work authorizations for H-4 workers in a few months.