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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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This is very important bill for all H4 spouse who are well educated smart business man or hard working but could not work in USA. This bill will add more values and improve USA.
There must be a million reasons to do?
In this economy of the United States, it is essential that both spouses work, if you want to enjoy the welfare of living in the United States.
If holders of H-1B VISA are qualified people who favor the economy of the United States, reason why they should, and his family, be deprived of their own benefit they bring to this country.
For a large majority, the dream of carrying an H-1B visa, becomes a chimera, if they are "punished" to the end in every way; a) If they remain in the country, accrued expenses, meaning able to obtain citizenship, limited in every way the family economy. b) If they give up and decide to return to his country, it is the same; Qualified came seeking a better condition of life. But returned equally qualified without having enjoyed the possible condition of life; because their economy is always affected by the same costs, and the inability to work of their partner.
Please pass this rule ASAP. It will be really helpful for all H-4 visa holder.
Please allow us to work..
Please pass this rule ASAP. It will be really helpful for all H-4 visa holder.
Please allow us to work..
PLEASE DON'T PASS THIS RULE !! Being an Indian myself I might hurt my fellow Indian's sentiments and other immigrants feelings. But I would like to request USA government that please don't pass this rule. I would like to highlight important points here:
1) People who already mentioned about creating fake degree's and experience to get a tech job is 100% true. If government pass the rule everybody would become "software engineer" where some would be qualified for sure but in most cases they won't have even basic knowledge of how "something" works!!
2) We understand the feelings of "spouses" who are stuck with H4 status but how can we assure the "International" students that they shouldn't be worry!!! H4 status knew from beginning that they won't be able to work here by "law" but "international" students made their decisions to come to study , they spent a lot of money and worked hard (you can't even imagine the pressure they have while studying). so jobs for H4 or jobs for F1 ??

3) Okay! not everyone is from tech background so what about them (teaching, marketing(don't even think), management, business etc. etc., work culture in India and USA is completely different , here you are responsible for your duties, it's not kind of jobs where you come , sign, bi$^*h about in-laws and then leave. Well, I am not saying that working in USA is rocket science but to work you need to understand the work culture, need to grow your personality, know your responsibilities etc. ( again I am not saying that work in India is "lollypop" but anyways..)

3) Not judging everybody based on given examples here (but we know it's true in most cases): a) I interviewed a lady and was impressed by her resume, had worked all over in world , had good number of experience and what not...I was shocked when I met her in person, zero communication skills, no knowledge of anything she mentioned in her resume but with full attitude !! b) Another test engineer with 5+ year work experience and good Indian academic history but didn't even know basics of her job that she must have done when started her career..but again with full attitude !! c) d) e) f)....can write many examples here.

4) Sadly! If the government allows the work permit then please make sure to make some rules of having at least a minimum 1 year of educational experience from any US institutes or something like that.

I was on H4 status and understand the pain of sitting in a quiet house doing nothing and blah blah...I went to college here (on H4) and then I realized how tough is life here for locals, how it's not easy to stay on F1 visa and so on, how different are our educational systems ....how tough is to get a job after college, how tough is to clear an interview, how painful it is for a F1 student to pay loan without getting a full-time job, or worst to go back to their own country after all the hard work done here!!

People who are still on H4 , I would like to say you are going to be luckiest p
Either drain out all H1Bs or let their dependents also work.
pls make the rule. Effective by March 31st
American corporations have been abusing the H1B system for years. It's also well known that there os NO shortage of STEM workers in the US; there are many studies that support this position - including academic studies and professional engineering organizations.

H1B requires - by LAW - that a company may request H1B workers ONLY if that company cannot find an American with its needed skill set. Given that there is NO shortage of STEM workers in America, why have so many H1Bs been brought to work in America?

How is it that so many H1B's are needed, when Microsoft, hp, IBM, etc. etc. etc. etc are laying of 100's of thousands of American IT workers and STEM workers? The H1B program is a fraud against the American worker, perpetrated by large corporate interests who have been paying off members of the American Congress.

That said, I do feel sorry for people who come here and can't work, but is it fair that they have been permitted to come in the first place. How many spouses of H1Bs are IT or other specialists who will now be able to displace qualified American workers.

I hear the pain and suffering of some of these immigrants, but do they realize that their employment in the US has led to the displacement of millions of QUALIFIED American workers? I think this is an outrage.

Further, I have worked with many H1Bs and found many of them completely unqualified for the work they were hired to do. I have seen contrived degrees, and have seen out and out nepotism in hiring.

Again, I feel for those who feel "stuck" in American because they are not permitted to work, but what about those that their H1B spouses replaced? What about THEIR jobs and their lives?

Permitting these spouses to work will result in further displacement of QUALIFIED American workers, That is an outrage.
This is very important bill for all H4 spouse who are well educated smart business man or hard working but could not work in USA. This bill will add more values and improve USA.
Please pass the H4 EAD Rule.
Please pass EAD for H4 rule.It will help H4 visa folks feel more a part of society.
US should pass this rule or the talent pool will slowly start draining
Those we are fearing fake resumes or their jobs being taken away, better brush up your skills. If you are capable enough, folks with H4 EAD will not be able to take your job.
In the current US market, EAD is a must for H4 candidates right from the start although that is not happening. Currently all H4 candidates are discriminated against J2 and L2 ones who are doing jobs in US and are happy. With this H4 EAD Rule, at least some H4 spouses will be eligible to apply for jobs. It is not just IT , there are also non-IT jobs in US which H4 spouses currently are not able to apply.
I request DOL and USCIS to work on this faster and make the H4 EAD Rule Final by MARCH 31, 2015.