USCIS has submitted its proposed regulation to rescind the H-4 EAD regulations that have been in place since February 25, 2015. While this is not a huge surprise, as USCIS has had this on their agenda since the new Administration has been in power, it is still somewhat of a surprise as it has taken them a long time to actually put this together and submit it.
From what we know, the rule was sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on February 20, 2019, and is currently pending review. Once OMB completes its review, a notice of proposed rulemaking will be published in the Federal Register and will be open to the public for notice and comment. The proposed regulation will not take effect until finalized by DHS, a process that typically takes several months.
Please note that the text of the proposed rule has not yet been made available to the public. We will update you as soon as we have more information.
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