On February 28, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) filed its status report in the H-4 employment authorization case. The case is currently being held in abeyance, based on DHS’s previous representation that it would “begin the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) process with respect to the H-4 Rule in February 2018.” However, in January 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services reevaluated the rule and determined significant revisions were necessary. These findings were supported by a declaration by the Chief of Foreign Workers Division at USCIS. These revisions required new economic analysis, which required an additional several weeks. The changes to the rule and the revised economic analysis required revisions to the projected timeline. Thus, DHS reports that it intends to publish a NPRM to remove from its regulations certain H-4 spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants as a class of noncitizens eligible for employment authorization by June 2018.