Estimated number of L-2 workers employed in the United States, 2013
|L-2 employment authorizations||Number of workers|
|Initial approvals of employment authorization documents for L-2 nonimmigrants, 2013||31,371|
|Renewals of employment authorization documents for L-2 nonimmigrants, 2013||7,581|
Notes: While employment authorization document (EAD) data totals are identified by USCIS as being for “Intracompany Transferees and Family,” L-1 nonimmigrants are already authorized to work incident to their L-1 status, meaning they are not required to obtain an EAD in order to be employed in the United States. Therefore EAD approvals in this category are assumed to be for L-2 spouses only. All references to a particular year should be understood to mean the U.S. government’s fiscal year (October 1–September 30).
Source: EAD data acquired from USCIS through a FOIA request and published in Vaughan 2015