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DHS/USCIS RIN: 1615-AB92 Publication ID: Spring 2013 
Title: Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses 
Abstract: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to amend its regulations by extending the availability of employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of principal H-1B nonimmigrants who have begun the process of seeking lawful permanent resident status through employment. Allowing the eligible class of H-4 dependent spouses to work encourages professionals with high demand skills to remain in the country and help spur the innovation and growth of U.S. companies. 
Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 274a.12(c)     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: INA sec 214(a)(1) 8 USC 1184(a)(1)    INA 274A(h)(3) 8 USC 1324a(h)(3)    8 CFR 274a.12(c)    sec 104(c) of PL 106-313    sec 106(a) of PL 106-313    ...   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/00/2013 
Additional Information: Includes Retrospective Review under E.O. 13563.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Kevin J. Cummings
Chief, Business and Foreign Workers Division
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Office of Policy and Strategy, 20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.,
Washington, DC 20529-2140
Phone:202 272-8412
Fax:202 272-1480

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