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July 1, 2012

Hi there,

I am writing to you to ask you for your support for H-4 Dependent Spouses to Apply for Employment Authorization. H-4 dependent spouses of principal H-1B non-immigrants who have begun the process of seeking lawful permanent resident (LPR) status through employment and have extended their authorized period of admission or "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). Allowing the eligible class of H-4 dependent spouses to work encourages professionals with high demand skills to remain in the country and help spur the innovation and growth of U.S. companies, and thus allow the United States to remain a world leader in high technology. Already published in the Unified Agenda......

Please pass this rule!!!!

Thanks and Regards!

Harjeet Kaur

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Please pass the bill, this will help U.S. to be more competitive at STEM, and keep more jobs here by attracting more intelligent and professional people come to the States with their family.
Please sign the bill. We really want to use our skills and knowledge for the betterment of this county and it also will help us to regain our confidence which we think we are loosing by sitting at home.
Please make this country a better place by approving H4 EAD rule!!! Or you guys will repent badly
Please pass this bill. if this bill is pass then this will benefit to USA. How? In USA lot of illegal worker are there and this bill is pass illegal work force can be reduce which they doesn't pay tax. if H4 works then USA will benefited by H4 employee tax.
Passing this bill would be greatly benefit both the USA economy and H4 visa holders. Lot of comments are against this petition claiming h1/h4 visa holders knew what they are getting into when came to the country. Its true, but things need to change with situation. Please approve this petition.
I strongly support this rule which would give all the H4 spouses their independent identity and a chance to support their family and also contribute to the US economy. There are a lot of talented entrepreneurs waiting to start their own businesses that would create employment.
Please pass the bill. I strongly support the proposed bill. This rule will allow a lot of experienced professionals to be able to work and help the American economy. It will encourage more dependents to get employment and increase the tax payers. A lot of them are currently sitting at home wasting their potential and expertise since they do not have work Visas. I never could understand the logic for letting the L-1 spouses work and not H4. About time it should change.
My wife is super skilled with a MS degree from US. Because of location constraints she quit her H1. With this bill she can get back to work for any local employer and that certainly will help everyone.
Please make better use of our education and allow H4 Visa holders to work.
We are planning to move back to India if this rule doesn't pass as neither me or my wife don't really have patience to wait for 4-5 years until I get can get a green card. H4 spouses not being able to work in the US is like an insult to the injury.
Please approve H4 Dependent Spouses to Apply for Employment Authorization
Please approve this. This rule will go a long way in retaining world class talent and also help in utilizing the untapped qualified human resource that is at the moment not able to contribute to US economy due to legal hassles with work permit for dependent spouses.
let them work on H4, if they are not good they will be thrown out by the employer. Do not let the rule kill someone's skills and ability.
My wife is a very skilled worker with a masters degree in CS and math and can't work here. Great education is wasted. People on H4 visa with degrees in areas that benefit US should be able to work in US.
Please pass this petition. It will help US job market and will help H-4 visa holders capitalize there skills.
I oppose this petition. By providing the EAD, we will suddenly flood the job market with lot of applicants who are willing to go to any extent to get job e.g. low wages, fake resumes, fake interview etc.
Also, all H4 & their H1 spouses knew what they signed up for. No one cheated them, so stop crying foul/victim.