Law 360: Tech Union Appeals F-1 Visa Rule Challenge Loss To DC Circ.

IRLI In The News

October 25, 2017

By Steven Trader

Law360, New York (October 25, 2017, 6:56 PM EDT) — A technology union that sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, arguing its members are disadvantaged in their job market by the extension of a program that lets students visiting on F-1 visas work during their studies, appealed the dismissal of its case to the D.C. Circuit on Tuesday.

The Washington Alliance of Technology Workers in its opening brief took issue with several of U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton’s conclusions when he nixed the suit back in April, including the finding that Washtech lacked standing to challenge the entire “optional practical training” program, and that where it did have standing to contend a specific 2016 program expansion, it failed to plausibly state claims that are entitled to relief. … Read the full story by Steven Trader.

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