H-4 Work Authorization Unlikely to be Revoked Anytime Soon, Says Former Obama Administration Official Who Helped Implement Rule
The former Obama administration official said he doubts the Trump administration will revoke existing EADs, fearing a lawsuit it is unlikely to win.
H-4 visa holders, who have been on tenterhooks since the Trump administration announced last year that it intended to revoke their work authorization, can relax for now as the program will continue on for at least this year, according to a former Obama administration official who was pivotal to developing the EAD rule.
“The Trump administration has made no secret of the fact that they want to curtail these work permits. But it’s not something you can do half-baked,” Doug Rand, former assistant director for entrepreneurship in the Obama White House who helped implement the H-4 work authorization rule said.