Plan to ban tens of thousands of H-4 visa spouses from work is killed by Biden administration

A federal government plan to ban tens of thousands of workers married to H-1B visa holders from U.S. employment has been killed by the administration of President Joe Biden, according to the White House regulatory agenda. The plan, initially proposed as a federal regulation during former President Donald Trump’s first year in office, would have stripped the right to work from the spouses, many of whom live in the Bay Area and, like their partners, work in the region’s tech companies. “This is a huge sigh of relief for tens of thousands of H-1B workers and their family members,” said Sarah Pier…

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