A proposal to terminate the H-4 employment authorization program remains under review with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in a court filing. There is no projected publication date for the proposal.
- Publication of the proposal has been delayed as DHS continues to meet with OMB and interested parties about the rule.
- Eligible H-4 spouses may continue to apply for and renew employment authorization documents until further notice. If published, the proposal would not be implemented until DHS reviews public comments and finalizes the rule, a process that takes several months.