Federal Appeals Court Grants Abeyance in H-4 EAD Lawsuit, but Program Still in Jeopardy

Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granted the Trump Administration’s motion to hold the lawsuit challenging the legality of the H-4 EAD program in abeyance for 90 days. This means the lawsuit will remain suspended for the next 90 days, at which point the Administration must provide the court with a status update. The purpose of the abeyance is to allow the Trump Administration more time to issue new regulations that will eliminate the H-4 EAD program, and thus make the pending lawsuit moot.

Legal experts, including the attorneys at the Murthy Law Firm, have recognized since the case was filed that the lawsuit challenging the H-4 EAD program had very little chance of success. Unfortunately, however, the Trump Administration appears to be determined to do what the courts will not – terminate the program. More details are available in the MurthyDotCom NewsBrief, Troubling Immigration Rules, Including End of H-4 EAD, on Trump’s Rulemaking Agenda (15.Dec.2017).

Murthy Law Firm continues to closely track the H-4 EAD program. As soon as any new details emerge, the information will be posted on MurthyDotCom. Subscribe to the MurthyBulletin to have the information delivered to your inbox each week.


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