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Abstract

This Comment begins with a presentation of the general principles of immigration law, introducing the reader to concepts such as immigrant and nonimmigrant status, derivative status, and adjustment of status. Part III offers a more detailed presentation of the H status, emphasizing H-1B classification and describing specific regulations that are pertinent to the subsequent discussion of the spousal employment authorization problem. Part IV presents five arguments why spouses of foreign professionals should be allowed to work, considering issues such as spousal dependency, equal treatment, the competitiveness of the United States in the global search for talent, and tax benefits.