The proposed reg was published on October 10, 2018, & comments closed in December: federalregister.gov/documents/2018…
As recent DOS numbers preview, this reg could usher in BIG, BIG changes.
This regulation will end employment authorization for spouses of certain H-1B holders. Currently, around 90,000 (mostly females) participate.
The reg has been in review with OMB for a month now: reginfo.gov/public/do/eoDe…
Two were referred by former-AG Jeff Sessions (bond for asylum seekers, persecutor bar)
Two by former acting-AG Whitaker (family unit as an asylum social group, cancellation of removal)
In addition to VERY actively using the Attorney General's power to self-certify immigration cases (see migrationpolicy.org/article/sessio…), the admin will propose a VAST expansion of the power ⬇️