Law360: DC Circ. Blasts ‘Charade’ In Dismissing Union F-1 Visa Row

IRLI In The News

February 21, 2018

By Bryan Keonig

A D.C. Circuit judge repeatedly challenged a U.S. Department of Justice attorney Tuesday to explain why a technology union’s lawsuit contesting the expansion of a program that allows foreigners with F-1 student visas to work in the U.S. was too poorly pled to survive.

U.S. Circuit Judge Harry T. Edwards questioned the “weird charade” that saw the district court dismiss the Washington Alliance of Technology Workers’ lawsuit in part for an insufficiently pled complaint. Judge Edwards said the complaint appeared to adequately challenge the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on its 2016 expansion of the “optional practical training” program that by statute is supposed to be limited to students. … Read the full story in Law360.

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