DHS Status Report on H-4 EAD Rule

DHS submitted a status report in Save Jobs USA v. DHS, a lawsuit brought by a group of technology workers challenging the rule authorizing some H-4 spouses of H-1B workers to obtain employment authorization. The lawsuit is being held in abeyance based upon representations from DHS that it would begin a rulemaking process to eliminate H-4 EAD authorization. The DHS status report indicates that DHS intends to publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking by June 2018.