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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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I have been on h4 for a year. I am a highly skilled women who got married to one highly skilled man. Never knew this skill would be so hard to deal with without being able to work. I understand that H4 s know what they can do nd what they cannot while they file for a visa, but it's a mutual world. A wife becomes happy and is willing to support her husband when a good oppuryunity comes over to him and vice versa. And yes, I could hve stayed in my own county and work but till how long? I cannot stay away from my husband , neither can he. So, we can quit USA and go back. Okay, but another H1 and H4 story will begin again when some one else comes to replace us. So, USA either stop issuing H1 to skilled professionals from other countries or if you still have to issue then let their dependents work too.. It's a basic right to work and survive.

This stale condition is making H4 life physically and mentally stroked.

plz consider & pass the bill.
Please pass the rule.Everybody has the right for work if he/she has the qualification.
Please pass this rule.. I have already wasted 8 years of my life here in USA to be with family without earning n having no financial security. Eb2 for India China progress looks so depressing with all retrogression.. Please pass the bill and let us have our natural right to earn a job please
Please pass the rule!!!
pls pass H4 EAD asap, that could bring the happiness back to my wife. i'm so frustrated to see a highly educated professional woman now is stuck home without hope of contributing her intelligence to U.S society.
It's very depressing, after shortlisted n then come to know by an employer 'Sorry...we do not provide any Visa Sponsorship'. It means, I'm enough skilled to grab an opportunity but just because as H4 visa holder, I can't work.
It's frustrating to count ourselves "unemployed" though enough skilled n educated.
Requesting, plz pass the rule n let us eligible to work over here, to grow ourselves n the nation.
Please approve the EAD for H4 visa holders ASAP. I am a highly skilled woman in the US and I have seen how life of an immigrant can change for thE worst when the person switches to H4 visa in the US. Not able to work with the H4 visa literally cripples the person as it takes away their financial independence. I moved from L2 EAD to H4 and my life changed overnight. I can't understand why the same opportunities that were available to me as an L2 EAD person are denied as a H4 person. This is surely legal discrimination as per me and it is worse than racial discrimination for me as it kills me each time I feel I am not able to live up to my potential because of the H4 rule which restricts people on it to work. This is so demoralizing, I am sure to leave US if this rule does not pass soon. And I am sure there are many more people in the same boat as me. It's sad this situation exists and there is freedom of reaching their potential is actually denied in the great nation of UNites states of America!

Please approve the H4 EAD rule ASAP and let us reach the new horizons we know we are capable of reaching.
Request you to approve working visa to H4 visa holders. This will allow people to make use of their skills and provide a better lifestyle to their kids and loved ones.
Please approve this reform, we are highly skilled people but just due to the law that H4 can't work, we are sitting home and wasting our talent, skills and degree. The law should be same for all, H4 spouse cant work but a L2 or J2 spouse could work this is an injustice. If a L2 and J2 could work then a H4 should be able to work too without any eligibility criteria.
Please approve the reform without any eligibility criteria. Thank you!