Bloomberg Law
July 8, 2020, 11:33 PM

Guatemala Media Company Can Continue Work Visa Dispute, Court

Maya Earls
Maya Earls
Legal Reporter

The denial of a media company’s petition for a work visa was a final agency action, so the company can challenge that decision under federal administrative procedure law, the Eleventh Circuit said Wednesday in reversing a lower court’s dismissal.

Canal A Media Holding LLC and Erick Archila sued the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services after it denied the company’s petition for a nonimmigrant worker I-129 visa. The company sought the visa so Archila could become president of the U.S. subsidiary of the Guatemalan media company.

The Department of Homeland Security initiated removal proceedings against Archila after Canal A Media submitted ...