The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday announced the publication of two new proposed rules aimed at retaining highly skilled immigrants, including a proposal to allow spouses of certain H-1B visa holders to request authorization to work.
"Allowing H-1B spouses to work would be an important change," Stephen Yale-Loehr, a professor of immigration law at Cornell University Law School, told The Wall Street Journal. "Sometimes people aren't willing to come to the U.S. if their spouse can't work."
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