Law360: Immigration Group Backs DHS Work Permits For Spouses

IRLI In The News

July 8, 2021

By Lauren Berg

An immigrant advocacy group backed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s contention that it has the authority to issue a rule allowing foreign spouses of H-1B visa holders to apply for work permits, telling a D.C. federal judge last week that this authority has been consistent for decades.

Nonprofit group Immigration Voice and Anujkumar Dhamija, an immigrant who received work authorization through the rule, both intervened in the lawsuit brought by Save Jobs USA that challenges the rule and threw their support behind the DHS’ bid to end the litigation, arguing on Friday that the DHS secretary and Congress have dual authority to authorize foreign nationals to work in the U.S.

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