The Trump administration has been attacking the H4 EAD program accusing it of taking away jobs from Americans. Even though there is no material evidence to prove the claim, it was evident from the recent attack that the H-4 EAD program had a bleak future.
“If the Trump Administration wishes to alter or completely dismantle the H-4 EAD program, it very likely would have to go through the regulatory process,” saidMuthry Law Firm in November.
In addition to making changes in the H-4 EAD program, the DHS is also mulling of making some significant amendments to the H-1B visa program, which was one of the key agendas of Trump’s Executive Order.
It is believed that the DHS will revisit the job categories eligible for obtaining H-1B visa in what it says is a move that will increase the focus on getting the best and brightest foreign workforce to work in the US.
Save Jobs USA, a group of former employees of Southern California Edison, filed a lawsuit against DHS but it lacked legal standing and was dismissed by the trial.
The group has now moved to the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit but immigration lawyers believe there is little chance that they will be successful.
Since Trump administration came to power, talks about overhauling H1B visa program had intensified causing panic among Indians who account for 70 percent of total H-1B recipients.