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US lawmakers urge Trump to continue granting work permit to spouses of H-1B visa holders

By: Keerthi Mohan

More than 100 US lawmakers have urged the Donald Trump administration to continue granting work permits to those with H-4 visas. In a move that could affect more than 70,000 H-4 visa holders, the Trump administration in April revealed that it was planning to end the Obama-era rule allowing spouses of H1-B visa holders to work legally in the US. H-4 visas are issued to spouses of those holding H-1B visas and a large number of them are highly skilled professionals from India. In a letter to the Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, US lawmakers said the work by H-4…

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