Employment for R-1 Dependents

Can dependents of an R-1 beneficiary work while in the U.S.?

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An R-1 worker’s spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21 may be eligible for R-2 classification, but the dependents of an R-1 worker may not accept employment while in the United States in R-2 status.

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