Economy In the age of Trump, the wait for a green card gets longer and more uncertain for Indian H4 visa holders Updated : October 19, 2018 11:58 AM IST In 2015, the Obama administration introduced the H4-EAD, which removed work restrictions for the spouses of H1-B workers. There is every indication that the H4EAD may be scrapped in a matter of months, and the spouses will again lose their independence, their identity and ability to work. The move could impact more than 70,000 H-4 EAD visa holders and their families, the majority of whom are Indians and mostly women. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.