My current employer firmly asserts that my dependents (wife and kids) should wait until they (employer) give a go signal for my dependents to apply for their own dependent visas. My employer is doing this EVEN IF I already have an approved R1 visa. Does my employer have the right to do that? Is this legal? I thought that once my R1 visa has been approved, it is my right as well as the right of my family to apply for a dependent visa. It is up to INS to approve it. Would appreciate any legal advice. Thanks.