Bloomberg Law: U.S. Tech Workers Get D.C. Cir. Win in H-1B Spouse Work Case (1)

IRLI In The News

November 8, 2019

By Laura D. Francis

A group of U.S.-born tech workers faces increased job competition from H-1B visa holders as a result of a regulation giving work permits to their spouses, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Nov. 8.

But it will be up to a lower court to decide the merits of the workers’ lawsuit challenging an Obama-era regulation as outside the Department of Homeland Security’s authority. An ultimate finding that the regulation is unlawful will mean that some 100,000 mostly Indian women who’ve been allowed to work in the U.S. since 2015 will have to leave the labor force. Read the full story at Bloomberg Law.

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