USCIS Releases New Data Showing H-4 Visa Holders With Work Authorization Are Overwhelmingly Women from India
The U.S. workforce currently has more than 102 million employees and is at what economists term full employment.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released new data May 11 confirming anecdotal evidence that H-4 visa holders with work authorization are overwhelmingly women from India.
The data was released in response to a congressional query and reports numbers from when H-4 EAD was first implemented in 2015 – by the Obama administration – to the first quarter of fiscal year 2018, which began Oct. 1, 2017 and ended Dec. 25, 2017. In total, almost 85,000 women and 6,000 men currently have H-4 EAD. More than 33,000 women and 2,000 men have successfully applied for extensions.