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New class action lawsuit against H4 processing delays brings hope to Indian H-1B spouses

The lawsuit alleges that close to 91,000 of them have lost jobs as the US immigration agency “stalled processing visa extension”. The lawsuit also highlights the plight of L-1 visa holders. Of the 1.25 lakh H-4 visas issued in the US in 2019, Indians accounted for over 1 lakh.

March 24, 2021 / 04:42 PM IST


A new class action lawsuit in a US court brings hope to the spouses of Indian H-1B visa holders who were hit by the long delays in the processing of H-4 visas and work authorisation.

The lawsuit was filed against the US Department of Homeland Security on March 22. It also includes L-2 visa holders, spouses of L-1 workers.

Indians are the largest H-1B visa holders in the US.

H-4 and L-2 visas