Obama Administration Proposes Rules to Help Professional Visa Holders

Posted on May 06, 2014 by Kathryn N. Karam

According to a report in USA Today, Alejandro Mayorkas, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, announced today that the Obama administration is proposing changes intended to help professional workers and their families. One of the two proposed measures would allow H-4 visa holders whose spouses are in the process of seeking permanent residence to apply for work authorization. The other proposed change would expand the ability of Australians, Chileans, Singaporeans, and those from the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands to remain in the United States.

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