The Trump administration is considering rolling back a rule that allows thousands of visa-holders to work in the US along with their spouses.
The Department of Homeland Security has announced it is reviewing the Obama-era rule, which allowed spouses of certain H-1B visa holders to work in the US.
H1-B visas are granted to foreign workers with a graduate-level education or above, who come to the US to work in specialty occupations like finance or engineering.
The 2015 rule allows the spouses of H-1B visa holders who are seeking Green Card status to work in the country as well, under special H-4 visas.
As part of a broader crackdown on legal and illegal immigration, the Trump administration is considering revoking that rule in 2018.
A brief memo from the Department of Homeland Security said that it is was reviewing the rule in light of Trump's "Buy American and Hire American" executive order.