Rajiv's Comments in the News - If H1B visa holders lose jobs, can spouses continue to work? Expert take on H4 work visa ruling

Published by: Live Mint: April 03, 2023

Quotes and Excerpts from Rajiv in the article:

Immigration expert Rajiv S. Khanna stated regulations aim to provide greater opportunities for skilled foreign workers and their families to settle and contribute to the US economy.

Rajiv S. Khanna, managing attorney at Immigration.com, the Law Offices of Rajiv S. Khanna, PC, has further elaborated on the topic, answering some crucial questions such as the impact on H-4 visa holder's job if the H-1B visa holder loses their job, and whether the ruling influences Green Card status. 

What influenced this change?
The US government realized that many highly skilled workers who came to work in the US on H-1B visas faced a long wait to obtain a green card. During this time, their dependents, H-4 visa holders, who were also often highly qualified, were not allowed to work. This made it difficult for these families to settle in the US, and many chose to leave. To address this, the right to work was created. 
The regulation was also influenced by the fact that the spouses of L-1 visa holders (L-2 visa holders) were already allowed to work in the US. The regulation thus aimed to provide greater opportunities for the spouses of  H-1B, thus incentivizing the H-1B workers to continue to contribute to the US economy.

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