Work Authorization for H-4 Dependents?

The USCIS allows spouses of individuals on L-1 (intracompany transfer) status to apply for work authorization.  Shouldn’t spouses of H-1B visa holders be afforded the same opportunity? It looks like that may happen in certain situations. On Dec. 10, 2012 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) began a review of proposed changes to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulation to allow...
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USCIS to Implement New $165 Immigrant Fee on February 1, 2013

On Feb. 1, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin collecting a new USCIS Immigrant Fee of $165 from foreign nationals seeking permanent residence in the United States. This new fee was established in USCIS’s final rule adjusting fees for immigration applications and petitions announced on Sept. 24, 2010. USCIS has worked closely with the Department of State (DOS) to...
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