Two powerful Democratic women senators have urged the Trump administration not to go ahead with its decision to revoke authorisation to immigrants on H-4 visas in United States.
Senators Kamala Harris from California and Kirsten Gillibrand from New York in their letter to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and USCIS Director L Francis Cissna, have said that rescinding the H-4 rule will result in significant personal hardship to women.
Thy said it will force them to abandon their professional careers and would “disproportionately target” South Asian women and widen gender equality gap.
The letter comes after Department of Homeland Security told a US court last week it is going to revoke employment authorisation of H-4 visa holders and a notification in this connection is to be issued in less than three months.
In 2017, 94 per cent of H-4 visa holders with work authorisation were women and 93 per cent are Indian Americans.