|Quoting Vincewy (Reply 4):|
How can you remove someone's work eligibility when he's married to a Sri Lankan?
I have no idea what the laws are in that country - but it would be quite possible in the US.
The person married to a US citizen has the right to apply for status as an immigrant to the US. There are some details - but basically they have that right - but there is no requirement they must apply for such status.
In many cases the foreign citizen spouse has no intention of giving up his/her home country citizenship.
That person will be able to get extended stay visa's based upon their marriage - but those visa's have no right to work in the US.
They must qualify for a status which allows them to work based on criteria other than the marriage if they do not state an intention to become a US citizen. That work permission can be removed if they fail to qualify for the requirements at some point in the future.
I would suspect this airline CEO has no intention of giving up British citizenship to become a Sri Lankan citizen - so his work status is under other rules than as an immigrant spouse.