American Tech Workers Request Summary Judgment in Case Opposing Illegal Issuance of STEM-Related Wor

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March 6, 2015

Making Government put the American Worker before Big Business

March 6, 2015

(Washington, D.C.) – After being awarded standing last November in their challenge against an illegal employment visa program, members of the Washington Alliance of Technology Workers have moved for summary judgment, alleging there exists no genuine issue of material fact left for trial and they should be granted a judgment in their favor as a matter of law. In their brief (attached here), the American high-tech workers prove that DHS acted outside its authority and arbitrarily and captiously in granting the work visas and failed to comply with the procedural requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act in implementing its illegal work program.

The case, Washington Alliance of Technology Workers v. USDHS (Civil Action No. 14-529), could have major implications on other job-crushing policies of the federal government, namely the dramatic expansion of similar work-visas under the Obama Administration’s latest executive amnesty.

The case was brought by the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) on behalf of several of the displaced union members. Dale Wilcox, IRLI’s Executive Director, commented, “In our motion filed today, we show that it’s clear from the record before the court that the government has violated federal law in order to benefit the corporate lobbyists of Big Tech.” Wilcox continued, “The dignity of the American worker is paramount and we will continue the fight on their behalf and hold this administration accountable to the rule of law.”

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