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Govt protests US plan to end work permits for spouses of Indian workers

According to a report by, an immigration reform advocacy group, the move could hit up to 80,000 individuals

Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi speaks during the second day of the 84th Plenary Session of Indian National Congress (INC), at the Indira Gandhi stadium in New Delhi on Sunday

Subhayan Chakraborty New Delhi
The government has protested to its American counterpart on reported plans there to end work permits for spouses accompanying Indian professionals.
“We have communicated to them that Indian companies have actually helped the US economy and brought more productivity to the US,” said Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday.

Speaking at the sidelines of the annual general meeting of the American Chamber of Commerce in India, the minister said discussion with the US on the issue was an ongoing one. A significant number of spouses of Indian professionals in the US are employed under the H-4 EAD (Employment

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First Published: Apr 27 2018 | 12:53 AM IST

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