One of the contentious issues for Indian wanting to work in United States of America is the H1-B visa.
But the current administration of US President Donald Trump is planning to end allowing spouses of H1-B visa holders to work legally in the US.
This was confirmed by a top federal agency official.
This could have quite an impact on the tens of thousands of Indians.
It is estimated that the move to end the Obama-era rule could have an impact on more than 70,000 H-4 visas holders, who have work permits.
H-4 is issued to the spouse of H-1B visa holders, a significantly large number of whom are high-skilled professionals from India.
They had obtained work permits under a special order issued by the previous Obama administration.
A former communication is expected to be made later this summer, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Francis Cissna said in a letter to Senator Chuck Grassley.
Of those H-4 spouses with work authorization as of early 2017, a total of 94 per cent were women, and the vast majority, 93 per cent, were from India, while four per cent were from China, it emerged.>
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