All the court documents filed by DHS, SAVE Jobs and the Court Decision documents will be tracked on the page. Latest update on top.
- For full court case timeline, events, latest news updates, read H4 Visa EAD Lawsuit -News, Updates Tracker
- For estimated timeline for H4 EAD rule removal read : H4 EAD Rule Removal Estimated Timeline – Prediction
January 18th, 2018 ( Official ): DHS Filed motion to hold the dates and put the case on Hold, but Court denied the request. Below are the documents.
DHS Motion to Hold the case in Abeyance and Hold DeadlinesStay Requested by DHS to hold court case in Abeyance - Jan 18-2019
Court Decision Motion DeniedStay Requested by DHS to hold court case in Order Denied - Jan 18-2019
January 16th, 2018 ( Official ): Save Jobs USA filed the replacement Brief documents and Appendix in the court as per their deadline in court. Below are their documents.
Save Jobs USA Replacement Brief Document Filed with Court for H4 EAD LawsuitSave Jobs USA - Replacement Opening Brief - Jan 16 - 2019 Documents
Save Jobs USA Filed Appendix Supporting the Replacement Brief submitted in Court for H4 EAD LawsuitSave Jobs USA Jan 16 Documents - Appendix
December 17th, 2018 ( Official ): Court issued orders to remove case from abeyance (dormant state) and gave dates for submitting new opening brief ( supporting documentation and info for their lawsuit) to SAVE Jobs and given dates for the same from Jan to March 2019. ImmigrationVoice team also got the request accepted to intervene and present their facts and findings in the lawsuit. Below are the official court documents.
Court Order with New Orders to remove H4 EAD Lawsuit case from Abeyance, Submit New BriefsH4 EAD Court update - Dec 18-2019
Court Order with Dates for Submitting New Briefs for H4 EAD Court Case by all parties and replies.H4 EAD Court update - Dec 18-2019 - Court Order
September 21th, 2018 ( Official ): DHS filed response to the motion filed by SAVE Jobs in court requesting to hold the case as it is as they are working swiftly and said they would very likely submit the proposed rule to OMB within 3 months. They contest all the claims by SAVE jobs as not true and it is process that they need to follow and give them some more time.
SAVE Jobs USA Motion on H4 EAD rule filed with Court on September 21st, 2018 .H4 EAD Motion filed by DHS - September 22nd -2018
September 11th, 2018 ( Official ): SAVE Jobs USA has filed a motion in court asking the court to conduct briefing and oral argument very soon. It is pretty lengthy 11 page document submitted by SAVE Jobs USA that highlights the delays and says nothing has moved in the last year and half and if it goes at this pace, it will take years for this case to be closed and they say “Justice Delayed is Justice Denied”.
SAVE Jobs USA Motion on H4 EAD rule filed with Court in September 2018 .H4 EAD Motion filed by Save Jobs - September 11th-2018
August 20th, 2018 ( Official ) : Latest court update submitted by USCIS on the H4 EAD. USCIS stand does not change on publishing the rule, it is under review by OMB, can take around 30 days or more for the next steps.
DHS Update to Court that H4 EAD removal regulation in August 2018.H4 EAD - Aug 18-2018 update
May 23rd, 2018 ( Official ) : Court update filed by DHS that they are in final clearance and will be sent to OMB for review and their plans remain unchanged for publication of NPRM for H4 EAD Removal Below is the official document filed with court.
DHS Update to Court that H4 EAD removal regulation is in final steps of clearance and planned for NPRM.H4 EAD Court case update -May 2018
February 28th, 2018 ( Official ) : Court update filed by DHS that tells that they need to do more revisions and cannot submit the regulation on time. They anticipate that it will be June 2018, when they can submit the proposed regulation to Office of Management and Budget for review and clearance in time for publication. Below are the two documents.
DHS Update to Court that H4 EAD removal regulation anticipated for June 2018H4 EAD Lawsuit - Feb 28-2018pdf
DHS Signed Document to Court that H4 EAD removal regulation anticipated for June 2018Signed Doc - H4 EAD Lawsuit - Feb 28-2018
February 21st, 2018 ( Official ) : Court Order for the motions filed. Bascially, court ordered to keep the case in abeyance and asked DHS to report status in 90 days and denied motion by SAVE Jobs for oral hearing. Original court document
DHS Order to hold the H4 EAD Rule case in AbeyanceH4 EAD Court Update SAVE JObs USA and DHS Litigation for February 2018
December 22nd, 2017 ( Official ) : Both DHS and SAVE Jobs have filed respective motions, one to hold the case in abeyance (hold), other fo oral argument and not hold the case in abeyance. Below are the official court documents.
DHS Motion to hold the case in AbeyanceDHS Motion - DC-Circuit-Court---Save-Jobs-USA-vs-h4---Dec--22-2017
SAVE Jobs USA Motion to have the Oral Argument and NOT hold the case in AbeyanceSave Jobs Motion - DC Circuit Court - Save Jobs USA vs h4 - Dec -22-2017