By Ethan Baron | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: October 18, 2018 at 3:26 pm | UPDATED: October 18, 2018 at 3:56 pm Time appears nearly up for an estimated 100,000 foreign citizens working in the U.S. under a special authorization for spouses of foreign workers here on the controversial H-1B visa. The federal government, which has been promising since late 2017 to ban these H-4 visa holders from working, has just put out a notice that the new rule will be issued sometime next month. A public-comment period is expected to follow before the rule would take effect. Stripping H-4 holders of the right to work — granted in 2015 under former president Barack Obama — is a priority for the administration of President Donald Trump. “Some U.S. workers would benefit from this proposed rule by having a better chance at obtaining jobs that some of the population of the H-4 workers currently hold,” the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration said in a otice about the planned November issuance of the work-ban rule. Homeland Security has said the planned work ban is part of the implementation of Trump’s “Buy American and Hire American” executive order…. Read full this story
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