Effect of h4 EAD

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  • Veritas gsdj
    “The survey data demonstrates that H-4 workers are highly skilled, highly educated, and tend to pursue employment in fields with extremely low unemployment rates.”

    Then get an H1B, no need for H4
    Mar 6 14
    • Microsoft leet_away
      I’m a legal immigrant and I was very skeptical of H4 EAD from the beginning. H4 EAD is an executive overreach that can disappear any time just as fast as it appeared. Only Congress can change immigration laws. H4 EAD falls in that category without doubt.
      Mar 7
    • Veritas gsdj
      Lol ebay, u butthurt for sure. The only thing u can do is keep calling names.

      But this is exactly the point: don’t touch H4 because I am exploiting, don’t touch H1B because I am exploiting, and so on. But sure enough you would be happy if they touch EB2 and remove per country quota. Selfish as usual, forget doing the right thing and fixing broken laws, no?
      Mar 7
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    • Veritas gsdj
      Time for you to go back to your country along with ur entitlement:)
      Mar 7
    • eBay AskhYcx7
      Lol you chickened out and flagged my comment. Such a crybaby 😂😂
      Mar 7
  • Intel notpor
    Making a criteria for H4 EAD like MS and PhD only would clear the air with respect to taking average job of an American. Problem today is that there is no criteria for H4 EAD. They could drive Uber, start a home based day care by bringing in laws or people on tourist visa and make them work for 6 months or even work at target or Walmart which competes with average American and that is the key talking point by people against this rule. Don’t make it all and sundry and opposition will die down. On the other hand, immigration is a privilege and not a right.
    Mar 6 9
    • Tableau Zero Cool
      Which makes sense. If you ask for an h1b worker that has a partner with a PhD, you are leaving out lots of h1b people that the US really needs
      Mar 6
    • Intel notpor
      Atleast a masters in a specialized field with numerical limitations per year and without lottery like h1. If no such criteria is set then there is technically no difference between an average American and H4 EAD in the kind of work they can do. They are competing with average joe.
      Mar 6
    • Google
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      bluelobmore
      @notpor According to the quoted article, this is not true. How about some fact-based reasoning?
      Mar 6
    • Intel notpor
      What fact based reasoning are you looking for? That H4 can drive UBER?
      Mar 6
    • Google ohwoww
      Intel - are you so suggesting a requirement that people who are entering the country or participating in this country's work force be highly qualified?

      What is the reasoning for h4 need to be vetted for skill? Do you worry about competing for low skilled jobs?
      Mar 8
  • eBay AskhYcx7
    It's amazing how people not affected by proposed removal of H4 EAD are only people with GC or citizen or single H-1b. You people won't understand until you go through it.
    Mar 6 4
    • Microsoft leet_away
      You don’t understand that you built your life and hopes on an executive overreach that can just as easily be undone. It’s like the bank made an error in your favor and now you’re crying about the fact that they are about to correct the error. Just enjoy it while it lasts..
      Mar 7
    • eBay AskhYcx7
      As I said if you are not affected shut your mouth and keep your knowledge with you.
      Mar 7
    • Microsoft leet_away
      Chill buddy. I’m just pointing out that you are not a victim here.
      Mar 7
    • eBay AskhYcx7
      Don't do that buddy and shut your mouth 👄 and don't lecture others. Nobody asked for your free advice.
      Mar 7
  • Intel notpor
    Alternate idea would be for H4 to wait at their home country for 3 to 4 yrs and then come with an EAD to the US (similar to what happens in F2A today) and rejoin with their spouse. This will drastically reduce the applications and also give them the ability to work when they come. Put numerical limitations per year like F2A.
    Mar 6 2
    • Anthem bonog
      Shut up man, just cancel it or have it available.. people are not going to hold on fkng ead and not be with their spouse’s.. who will wait for 3-4 years in home country for EAD? Are you mad or unmarried?
      Mar 6
    • Intel notpor
      Exactly my point. This is what F2A goes through right now where they cannot even bring their spouse in a tourist visa for 3 to 4 yrs. Imagine if something like that is done by USCIS. All this h4 fad will go away. People should be happy that atleast they can come immediately to the US on a non immigrant visa.
      Mar 6
  • Cisco / Eng acqui
    I am from India so am well versed with H4 EAD stuff. From what I have seen most people who work on H4 EAD do low end jobs for which there is no shortage of workers. No offense to people on H4 EAD. There are always exceptions and some of them might be doing highly skilled work, but that is not the norm. Getting rid of H4 EAD means families within dual income would get hit since they would now need to adjust to lower income. However, since there is no shortage of workers who can do such jobs, those jobs would be taken over by citizens or GC holders. I do not see how it would affect US economy.
    Mar 6 10
    • Google
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      @acqui your anecdata is contradicted by the study in the quoted article.
      Mar 6
    • Cisco / Eng acqui
      That is exactly my point. The study in the article is fabricated. I know lots of H4 EADs, GC holders, US citizens (all from Indian origin) who do low end jobs i.e. jobs paying < $25 per hour. Their employers do not seem to have trouble hiring people with such low salaries, which proves my point that there is no shortage of people who are willing to do such jobs.
      Mar 6
    • Microsoft leet_away
      No one will go to Canada. H4 EAD has been there for a fraction of the time H1B existed. And H1B was lottery based long before spouses had the option of working. I came through H1B and know what I’m talking about. You have to make your peace with the fact that it will go away. Obama creates it with a stroke of a pen and all it takes is a pen or a challenge in the Supreme Court to undo it. Repeat after me: only Congress can change immigration laws.
      Mar 7
    • Google ohwoww
      @cisco: if you are so worried about low skilled jobs being taken away from citizens , I have a shock for you.

      Every year around a million people (who have never lived in this country) enter US on family visa. The only 'skill' they are vetted is that they are blood relation to someone living here. So you think the 30k women on h4 take away jobs even though a million a year, by that argument can take away jobs too. That's like worrying about entertainment system when the plan is crashing.

      Go read the liberty statue. It says they want those poor tired masses who are looking for American dream. Your argument about skills vetting is counter to the Immigration values of this country.
      Mar 8
    • Cisco / Eng acqui
      What makes you think I am worried about low skilled jobs being taken away from citizens? I never said that. My point is there is no shortage of people who are willing to do low skill jobs. If H4 ead is gone, the 30K women on H4 lose their job, but we have a million people who enter on family based Visa to take those jobs. I am not saying H4 EAD should be banned or anything like that. But if H4 EAD is gone, it makes zero difference to US businesses. These articles claim that US businesses would suffer due to shortage of labor, this claim is incorrect.
      Mar 8
  • Microsoft bOGbJK
    I think h4 ead work authorization was poorly done. They could have made it similar to h1b in restrictions but without the lottery part. Right now, I agree with the lawsuit that it's taking away possibly low income jobs.
    Mar 6 1
    • Intel notpor
      That’s the thing. H1 is employer based. Can you drove Uber legally on H1? No. Can you drive Uber legally on H4 EAD? Yes! Because it’s not employer based and there is no criteria.
      Mar 6
  • Amazon HlqC56
    The US has a shortage of people to do low skilled work. That's the irony.
    Mar 6 1
    • Uber / Eng nYf6sJ
      Like nanny. H4 wives want to be one?
      Mar 6
  • Amazon Jеff Bezоs
    Yawn
    Mar 6 0
  • This is 😝 crazy. I hope it doesn’t get passed in Congress
    Mar 6 0