These bills, lawsuit could impact the ability of 100K immigrant spouses to work in the US

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 12: People walk past the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on February 12, 2020 in New York City. The market closed up over 250 points as gains in tech companies and retailers outweighed concerns over the coronavirus. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images)

HOUSTONLiving in limbo is a continued in-depth series by KPRC 2 that delves into the challenges faced by hundreds of thousands of Indian women in the United States who stand to lose work authorization if President Donald Trump’s administration changes one rule. This series was made possible by a fellowship grant from the South Asian Journalists Association’s SAJA Reporting Fellowship Program. Read the full series here.

There are several pieces of legislation introduced in Congress that directly or indirectly address the issue of the H-4 EADs and Green Card backlogs, that affect hundreds of thousands of immigrants. Many of those immigrants live and work in the Houston area.

Here are some of them:

Name of bill: H-4 Employment Protection Act (2018)

Who introduced it?

In 2018, Rep. Anna Eschoo (D-California) and five other Democratic Members of Congress introduced the H-4 Employment Protection Act.

What is the aim?

The aim of the bill was to prevent the Department of Homeland Security from revoking the EAD for H-4 visa holders.