The Dream of the H4 Work Permit (EAD) might finally come true!

India Express Article

This is an amazing turn of events. Something that many of us have been fighting for – H4 EAD.  Those who have their permanent residence process started that is under the Form I-140 or the labor certification started and completed the six years and request an H1B extension, will be able to seek employment authorization for their H4 dependents.  The law falls a little short of giving all the H4 visas a work permit (EAD) but will allow some of  those  who have a “stay” in the U.S. under section 104(c) or 106(a) of Public Law 106-313, also known as the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century Act of 2000 (AC21), to obtain an EAD. This means those who are allowed to extend their H1B beyond six years after the waiting time will see their dependents benefit from a work permit.

The proposed rule will not be into effect immediately because it has to complete the rule-making process however, this is such a welcome news for all of those who have been suffering from an endless agony.  We expect something in the next six months or so.

The Shah Peerally Law Group PC commitment to help the community has once again paid off.  To all those who have been supporting the movement, including the Radio Shows, the petition and other support, we are very proud of you, we salute them.  We have seen a grass root of immigrants which could actually change the American immigration policies-  Good Job!

Letter to President Obama


Let us all hope there are no new obstacle to this new rule.

From the Office of Regulatory Review

Pending EO 12866 Regulatory Review

How the Regulations Process work

RIN: 1615-AB92  Received Date: 12/10/2012
Title: Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses
Agency/Subagency: DHS / USCIS Stage: Proposed Rule
Legal Deadline: None Economically Significant: No
International Impacts: No Affordable Care Act [PPACA, P.L. 111-148 & 111-152]: No
Dodd-Frank Act [Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, P.L. 111-203]: No

Information provided above is for educational purposes only.  One should not act or refrain to act solely based on the information provided.  You should consult an attorney to assess your case before proceeding.

Shah Peerally is an attorney licensed in California practicing immigration law and debt settlement. He has featured as an expert legal analyst for many TV networks such as NDTV, Times Now and Sitarree TV.  Articles about Shah Peerally and his work have appeared on newspapers such as San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, US Fiji Times, Mauritius Le Quotidien, Movers & Shakers and other prominent international newspapers. His work has been commended by Congress women Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Lee.  He has a weekly radio show on KLOK 1170AM and frequently participates in legal clinics in churches, temples and mosques. His law group, Shah Peerally Law Group, has represented clients all over the United States constantly dealing with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and Custom Enforcement(ICE) and CBP (Customs Border Patrol (CBP) under  the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  This department was formerly known as the Immigration and Nationality Services (INS).

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By: Shah Peerally Esq.
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