Law360: DHS Tells DC Circ. H-1B Spouse Law Row May Soon Be Moot

IRLI In The News

April 2, 2019

By Dave Simpson

The Department of Homeland Security asked the D.C. Circuit on Monday to toss a challenge to an Obama-era rule allowing the spouses of highly skilled visa holders to work in the U.S., saying the agency is in the process of rescinding the rule.

Save Jobs USA, a group of American information technology workers, has argued that former President Barack Obama’s DHS violated the Administrative Procedure Act when it created the H-4 visa program in 2015. That visa program gives work authorization to the spouses of people with H-1B visas, which are reserved for highly skilled foreign citizens in specialty occupations. Read the full story at Law360.

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