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H-1B Spouses: Eshoo, Lofgren Introduce Bill To Protect Work Authorizations

Since 2015, more than 100,000 immigrant spouses have been authorized to work in any field as long as their husbands or wives have an H-1B visa for skilled workers and are on track to get permanent residency.

Two Bay Area congresswomen introduced a bill Friday that would protect thousands of Silicon Valley immigrants from a Trump administration move to strip their right to work.

The bill, written by Reps. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, and Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose, would prevent the administration from revoking an Obama-era rule giving work authorization to certain spouses of H-1B visa holders.

Read it at Mercury News

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