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    H4 EAD on proposed rule! Hopefully the nightmare will end for some

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    This is an amazing turn of events. Something that many of us have been fighting for – H4 EAD. Those who have their permanent residence process started that is under the Form I-140 or the labor certification started and completed the six years and request an H1B extension, will be able to seek employment authorization for their H4 dependents. The law falls a little short of giving all the H4 visas a work permit (EAD) but will allow some of those who have a ”stay” in the U.S. under section 104(c) or 106(a) of Public Law 106-313, also known as the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century Act of 2000 (AC21), to obtain an EAD. This means those who are allowed to extend their H1B beyond six years after the waiting time will see their dependents benefit from a work permit.
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    I live in Arkansas and we moved with our family to US 3 years back and my husband is a Software professional.

    Its been a struggle for almost 3 years.. I am a qualified HR professional and have been succussfully employed in India.

    I still had a lot of hopes when I came to US ..But then every interview that I attended , the only comment that I heard from all these prospective employers, were Your profile is extremely impressive but unfortunately we cannot sponsor at this time :-(

    I know what I lost in turn was a confidence that I had on me!! and Its a basic right to work and its denied!

    My husband's GC process has just begun and I knew it would atleast be another 5-6-7.-8..!wonder how many more years..!

    This news is such a ray of hope for so many people like me.. who aspire to work and ..I know I have to wait just another 3 more years..But then this rule will keep me going .. and

    Its such a boon for so may people who have lived in this country for so many years..!
    Its a step forward in the immigration reform and I just wish this gets implemented as soon as possible!

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    Himaja

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    Yes, indeed Himaja our work is not finished. I promised all the H4 that we will fight for their rights with all our might. Please have as many friends and family sign this http://www.change.org/petitions/give...4-visa-holders
    Shah Peerally is an attorney licensed in California practicing immigration law and debt settlement. He has featured as an expert legal analyst for many TV networks such as NDTV, Times Now and Sitarree TV. Articles about Shah Peerally and his work have appeared on newspapers such as San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, US Fiji Times, Mauritius Le Quotidien, Movers & Shakers and other prominent international newspapers. His work has been commended by Congress women Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Lee. He has a weekly radio show on KLOK 1170AM and frequently participates in legal clinics in churches, temples and mosques.

    For updates follow us onYoutube, Radio, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Shah Peerally Law Group PC deals in immigration law - www.peerallylaw.com and www.immigrationlegalblog.com
    Attorney Shah Peerally also deals in debt settlement. For more information call us on 510.742.5887 and visit us on www.YourDebtSettlementAttorney.com.
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    I am happy for them but i wish it was for every H4. My wife been on H4 for 4.5 yrs now

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    Good Morning shah,

    this was the best news for me and my family since years. My wife got a H-1B Visa in Augsut 2007 and myself that damm H-4. I have spent years trying to find a sponsor for a job in the US but even with my background knowledge and education no one is willing to do so.
    So last year i got fed up and left the US to find a job back in my home country Germany and ended up working in Switzerland and noew in Colombia as Electrical Supervisor. I haven't been home 16 months but now I hope I can come home again and stay there and pray that the dream comes true to work in the US legally. we will have 6 six years in the US in Summer 2013 and my wif would be more then happy to get an EAD for me.
    Keep up your good work

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    I am in the same boat as you himaja.
    The only difference is that I had been on H-1 before and took a small break to care for my son who was quite young at the time.
    I followed the legal path and changed my status to H-4. Now, when I want to go back to work, I don't get sponsors for H-1 (even when I have good experience and have a Master's
    degree form a reputed University in US), and even when somebody is willing to sponsor, they do not want to do H4-to-H1 because of the uncertainity in the time the USCIS would process
    the application. The employers prefer H1-to-H1 because of the AC21 portability, which means you can join your new employer as soon as you file the application for transfer. This doesn't work for
    H4 cases.

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    Although this is a step in the right direction, I still feel we need to get authorization for H4 visas if L2 holders can work. It is completely discriminatory for a qualified person to not find work if their spouse has work authorization just because they married an H1-B visa holder. I don't mind if an H4 visa holder can only work for the term remaining on their spouse's H1-B visa, but at least they can actively seek employment.

    My wife is planning to start her MBA and I am in two minds of how well it would help for her to go to an AACSB-accredited university if she doesn't have an equal chance of finding employment as someone who went there just because of her H4 visa. It is unfortunate that the U.S. government would rather let the economy have good positions remain vacant for the sake of bureaucracy.

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    I am here in us for more than 7 yrs. As a H4 visa holder I understand the pain. it's really shameful to say that even living in a country like US I always feel like I am the most unfortunate person!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by libtau View Post
    Although this is a step in the right direction, I still feel we need to get authorization for H4 visas if L2 holders can work. It is completely discriminatory for a qualified person to not find work if their spouse has work authorization just because they married an H1-B visa holder. I don't mind if an H4 visa holder can only work for the term remaining on their spouse's H1-B visa, but at least they can actively seek employment.

    My wife is planning to start her MBA and I am in two minds of how well it would help for her to go to an AACSB-accredited university if she doesn't have an equal chance of finding employment as someone who went there just because of her H4 visa. It is unfortunate that the U.S. government would rather let the economy have good positions remain vacant for the sake of bureaucracy.
    I agree with you. But we need to move one step at at time. Read my letter to President Obama. They are making a move. But we need to have this first part go through first. Thank you for commenting. Keep helping...
    Shah Peerally is an attorney licensed in California practicing immigration law and debt settlement. He has featured as an expert legal analyst for many TV networks such as NDTV, Times Now and Sitarree TV. Articles about Shah Peerally and his work have appeared on newspapers such as San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, US Fiji Times, Mauritius Le Quotidien, Movers & Shakers and other prominent international newspapers. His work has been commended by Congress women Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Lee. He has a weekly radio show on KLOK 1170AM and frequently participates in legal clinics in churches, temples and mosques.

    For updates follow us onYoutube, Radio, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Shah Peerally Law Group PC deals in immigration law - www.peerallylaw.com and www.immigrationlegalblog.com
    Attorney Shah Peerally also deals in debt settlement. For more information call us on 510.742.5887 and visit us on www.YourDebtSettlementAttorney.com.
    Information provided above is for educational purposes only. One should not act or refrain to act solely based on the information provided. You should consult an attorney to assess your case before proceeding.

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    Hi Shah,
    Thanks for bringing the plight of thousands of h4's to light....It really is very unfortunate not to work in the US ...coz the work culture here from what I hear is wonderful...I ,a very independent,courageous,employed ,confident girl,came to US with a dream of working that never came true till date coz there were no sponsors...I was a bit naive when i first left my job in India and came here along with my husband...thought of taking a short break and relax for some time...but dint know the complications of Visas and Status here....You really become very dependent on husbands...you loose ur dignity,self confidence and much more...with a great difficulty i got my license here..wanted to go back to India lot of times but dint want to hurt my husband's future and dreams..But now after hearing such a great news ,i really want to stay here....make up for the lost time....regains what all ive lost ....

    Lets keep our finger's crossed....and Hope that Obama can really bring about a CHANGE in our lives too coz we deserve IT!!!!

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