Work permits for H-1B visa holder spouses announced

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – The US government announced on Tuesday a major relief measure for spouses of highly-skilled foreign workers.

Beginning May 26 of this year, spouses of H-1B visa holders can apply for work permits.

This is part of President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration.

The Department of Homeland Security said this will reduce the economic burdens and personal stress of H-1B non-immigrants and their families while they wait for their green cards.

The government says close to 180,000 may benefit from this rule in the first year alone.

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  • Fil Am
    25 February 2015 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    More layoffs for American citizens

  • noz
    27 February 2015 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    obobo is indeed on the lookout for the benefits of aliens to be employed, while there are over 92million jobless americans, he sacked as his / his demonicrap party voters / supporters. obobo is always up to no good with his commie, far out lefty executive orders with end result of decaying america. these aliens may slip between the cracks to become public charge. what a never ending burden to america / its taxpayers with the use of executive power by this marxist, america hater, incompetent obobo, whose priorities are all geared up to anti-americanism.

  • Delia
    1 March 2015 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    @Noz , dont worry much about H-1B holders , worry about how many muslims and terrorist slipping in the country through the open border . Along and Together with all the Muslims Obama bringing in the USA from Muslim country .

    Remember the 20 year plan targeting America ? well , its rapidly coming to reality. Obamas Administrations is infested with Muslims , Obama is bringing in another 6 millions muslims this years , while Minnisota is already full of somali Muslims and Michigan has half the populations of middle eastern Muslims .

    Soon as Obama has a full hands of them in the country , they will take control . This is what Obama has been creating, a full force of Civilian Military Muslims. Thats why he is banning and confiscating guns and ammos from American Citizen .If you remember Obama has defang our US Military too.

    Blind germans let Hitler do less than Obama . His muslims terrorist conference at the WH is’nt about assimulating .

    He has dropped at least 100 innuendo in his speech for his necessity to regulate the internet yet people are deaf to his words. These are the same pandering words of Hitler to germany. The absolute need to restrict all forms of freedom of speech, getting rid of the radio, the library, the newspapers.

    All of this done under our watch , Obama is hell bent and determined to destroy this country .

  • Filam
    1 March 2015 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    More Americans unemployed. East indians on h1b visas only hire their own kind

    For a change when will Obama help Americans instead of illegals and foreign workers