Washington: A US court has recently issued key directives on H-4 visas issued to spouses of H-1B visa holders to work in the United States. The court directed the concerned departments to submit a joint report on the current status of these visas by March 4. U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Judge Tanya S. Chutkan ordered the measure. Tanya asked for a joint report by March 4. The court is reportedly seeking a report in the wake of Joe Biden’s recent directive to withdraw decisions on H-4 visas during the reign of former President Donald Trump.
Judge Tanya ordered this during a hearing on a lawsuit filed in 2015 over a provision issued by the Department of Homeland Securities. In 2017, during the Barack Obama administration, 95 percent of H-4B visa holders were women, with spouses of H-1B visa holders allowed to work in the US. It is reported that the spouses of Indian professionals are high.