President Barack Obama will likely announce an executive action within the next few weeks that provides the opportunity for spouses of H-1B Visa holders in the US to apply for work authorization. Foreign citizens on H-1B Visas, US employers and immigration attorneys such as myself have been trying to have the US extend work authorization to spouses of H-1B Visa holders for years.
Enabling spouses to apply for work authorization would amount to a major change in the H-1B Visa Program. This article examines the rationale for and against extending work authorization to spouses of foreign workers in the US on H-1B Visas.
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