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Brenda Eckert practices in the areas of civil litigation, civil rights, employment law litigation, and employment-based immigration law before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. She has successfully defended public and private sector employers against employment law claims, including contract claims, discrimination claims and related state tort claims.

Certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-lB visa holders have been eligible for U.S. employment authorization, following a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) rule change in May 2015[1]. Since that time, thousands of spouses with H-4 classifications have applied for and obtained employment authorization documents (“EAD”). With these EADs, they have entered the U.S. workforce in various critical and much-needed professional and non-professional and skilled or unskilled jobs. Other H-4 dependent spouses hope to obtain such U.S. work authorization as soon as they are eligible for it.

Under the Buy American Hire American Executive Order (Executive Order 13788), these H-4 dependent spouses are now in serious jeopardy of losing their eligibility for such U.S. work authorization.
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