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IMPORTANT! Petition for "Allow H-4 visa member to work legally"

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Many talented H-1B beneficiaries choose not to stay in the U.S. because their H-4 spouses cannot work. We suggest that USCIS include the spouses as part of those non-resident aliens who can work incident to status by regulation. This would be a quick and easy way to ameliorate the severe hardship experienced by H-1B families.

Through administrative re-interpretation, USCIS could allow the spouses to obtain extensions of H-1B status, so they can past the normal six-year limit without having their own labor certification. Under this interpretation, the H-1B husband who does not have his own labor certification can still use his wife’s labor certification on a derivative basis to file for an H-1B extension.

Signatures needed by October 26, 2011 to reach goal of 5,000

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Hello friends,

Due to restrictions, I am not able to paste the site. Heres, how you can access the site to electronically sign the petition:

Search whitehouse dot gov

On the home page, there is green box "We the people" .click on "Get Started Now".

Navigate to "Open Petitions"

Use "Filter by Issue" and check "Immigration" box.

On second page of search result, you will find the petition for "Allow H-4 visa member to work legally".

You can electronically sign this petition.

Thank you!

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What is the next petition after this? Relatives of H1B eligible for H1B? Just because we are given option to submit petition does not mean we can ask for anything. Forget about spouses, at the moment, existing H'1 are not able to get stamping done peacefully.

'severe hardship' is exaggeration. The pay earned by a software professional is in the range of good pay in US. A family can easily survive with that pay.

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Indeed. The salary for somebody on H1 is way above the national average.

Somebody on H1 would only have "severe hardship" if the person doesn't get paid on bench, which is illegal to begin with.

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I think thelastresort is a bit greedy and trying to get support it with "severe hardsip" term. H1Bs are not paid low and are equal to Upper middle class in US. Pls don't even sponsor H1b to SPOUSES and bring them to the software "testing" & other easy jobs...Pls dont screw up the H1B program. I am married and strictly against in-eligible spouses who are willing to get H1b status!

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thelastresort: I think your claim is unwanted and unnecessary at this point of time.We are together trying to minimize the present processing time for the H-1Bs and we hope somebody will hear our concern.If we keep on posting petitions for unnecessary reasons, the REAL voices may not be heared.It is not only my concern, but also other concerns too as you can from the replies for your claim.Please try to co-operate.

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Nobody is forcing the H4 wives to marry. It's their own decision. If they are qualified, they can get a job and get H1B, nobody is stopping them from getting H1B.

Infact, even L1 visa holders spouse should not be allowed to work.

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Nobody is forcing the H4 wives to marry. It's their own decision. If they are qualified, they can get a job and get H1B, nobody is stopping them from getting H1B.

Infact, even L1 visa holders spouse should not be allowed to work.

For an L1, the situation is different. The L1 is an intra-company transfer. In that case, the person is working outside the US, and the transfer is the decision of the employer. The spouse could probably work in the person's home country. Not allowing the spouse on L2 to work would result in lots of very qualified people, e.g., CEOs of large companies, to not come to the US. Remember Daimler-Chrysler? The person running Chrysler at that time was a German guy who was transferred to the US from Germany (he is now back in Germany as CEO of Daimler.) He possibly would not have come here running Chrysler if his spouse would not have been allowed to work.

For an H1, the initiative is coming from the person, not the employer. So, for an H1, and H4, the family has the sole discretion to not come here if the spouse can not work.

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@siva01, well said.

@lstresort please dont misuse or abuse the peition system like that. H4's had a huge part in abusing and misusing the H1B system by having a H1B filed but never actually working or having payroll until they get a job in the husband's city. Real voices will not be heard if we create a petition for useless things like this

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@thelastresort, I am sure your next petition will be 'Pay 200K for each H1B employee'!

Stop abusing H1B dude!!! Genuine people with genuine petitions are getting affected because of this overwhelming number of people wanting to convert to H1B.

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