More than 70,000 H-1B visas holders could be in for a shock over the coming months. The Trump administration is working to end an Obama-era provision that had a significant impact on highly skilled Indian workers.
Under the current rule, an H-4 is issued to the spouse of H-1B visa holders. A large amount of H-1B visa holders are Indian workers and had to obtain work permits under a special order issued by the previous administration. New proposed changes will mean these dependents of H-1B visa holders might not be allowed to work in the US. The current administration wants to end the work permits given to spouses of H-1B visa holders.