NewsFlash! Lawsuit Filed to Block H-4 EAD Rule, but No Cause for Panic

A group of former employees of Southern California Edison have filed suit against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to try to block the new regulation that is scheduled to allow qualifying H-4 spouses to apply for employment authorization documents (EADs). While news of this lawsuit will undoubtedly be distressing to many H-4 spouses who are desperate to finally be able to obtain work authorization, it is important to understand that, for the time being, this lawsuit does not have any impact on the H-4 EAD regulation. Rather, unless the court grants the plaintiff a preliminary injunction, which seems unlikely, this rule will still go into effect on May 26, 2015.

Attorneys at the Murthy Law Firm have reviewed the complaint filed by the plaintiff and have concluded that this lawsuit is unlikely to succeed. To the contrary, it appears the DHS should have a very strong case. MurthyDotCom will keep close track of this pending lawsuit and report on any major occurrences. To keep informed on this pending lawsuit, the H-4 EAD rule, and other immigration law matters, please subscribe to the free MurthyBulletin.


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