This has been revealed by the US Department of Homeland Security recently.
Employment authority for US H-4 visa holders—This is a possibility hinted at by the US DHS(Department of Homeland Security). As per the information, the US DHS said that a proposal is in the pipeline for allowing job authorization to holders of US H-4 visas who happened to be dependent spouses of US H-1B visa holders(US non-immigrant visas).
But, a point worth notable is that as per the US state department, the authorization of employment in the US will be extended only to those US H-4 visa holders(dependent spouses) who are in the process of getting US Green cards for becoming lawful US permanent residents and are currently waiting for receipt of their US Green Cards in the US.
And in addition, such immigrants have also extended their legal time of admission, the department further claimed.
The US Department of State has maintained that soon, the provision of employment authorization for US H-4 visa holders(dependent spouses awaiting to gain US Permanent residency)will become a reality.
Many immigrant dependent spouses who have come to the US along with their spouses(on US H-1B visas) currently are not allowed to legally work in the US until they become legal US Permanent residents. And this certainly leads to lowered self esteem and a feeling of dependence after coming to the US.
Restrictions on employment authorization affect US H-1B visa holders’ stay in the US—The fact is that the inability to gain legal and lawful employment in the US while waiting to gaining US permanent residency has a direct impact on the US H-1B visa holders to keep working in the US too.
This means the main or the principal US H-1B visa holder might feel the need to move out of the US since his or her dependent immigrant spouse is restricted to work in the US lawfully unless he or she becomes a legal US Permanent Resident.
And by allowing immigrant spouses to work in the US while awaiting their US Permanent residency will encourage more and more US H-1B visa holders to continue their stay and work in the US.