More trouble for Indians: Trump may stop spouses of H-1B visa holders from working

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Los Angeles : In a shocking twist for the Indian spouses, a new move by Donald Trump administration is on the cards, which can bring some serious concerns to the community in America.

The Trump administration is now soon moving quickly to drain the American economy and its workforce of those who have won permission to work legally.

Yes, now the new administration's department of justice (DOJ) has filed a brief in the Washington DC court of appeals against H-4 visa holders.

The appeal seeks a 60-day freeze in a case involving employment authorisation for H-4 visa-holders- the Indian spouses of H-1 B Visa holders.

And, it is no surprise that thousands of Indian spouses come in this category and they have earned a right to work after fighting hard and getting the privilege in February 2015.

The order was passed by the Obama administration through the department of homeland security after the H-1B visa-holder used to get a receipt of his/her lawful permanent residency card (green card).

Soon after the rule was issued, a group called Save Jobs USA filed a lawsuit, but a district court ruled that it had no locus standi to sue and upheld the Obama administration's rule.

Then the same group found immediate support from the DOJ and filed a document on February 1, 2017 asking the court to "allow incoming leadership personnel adequate time to consider the issues".