The Trump Administration announced Thursday its plans to end the Obama-era rule that allowed spouses of H-1B foreign workers to receive work permits.

The notice, which was published recently in the Unified Agenda, a semi-annual list of regulations under development by the federal agencies, stated that the DHS is reviewing the 2015 final rule in light of President Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” executive order.

This confirms a report by NumbersUSA last month that the administration was planning on removing the rule, created by Pres. Obama in 2015, that enabled 41,526 H-4 visa holders to receive work permits from Oct. 2015-Sept. 2016, even though under this visa they were not allowed to hold a job or be issued a Social Security number.

The Trump Administration plans to propose an official rule in the Federal Register by February, 2018.

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Updated: Fri, Dec 29th 2017 @ 4:00pm EST