Geetha Krishnan

Brahim Djahra, from Algeria, clings to the Americans flag during a special naturalization ceremony held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington on August 28, 2014.

Help is finally on the way for holders of America’s ‘prisoner visa’


The H4 visa allows family members of some American visa holders to live here legally — but not much else. Critics say that decision robs the US of highly skilled workers and also leads to depression and abuse among H4 visa holders. Now, a new government rule will finally allow work permits for some H4 visa holders.