Bloomberg Law
Sept. 15, 2020, 4:44 PM

Lawsuit Over H-1B Specialty Occupation Denials Moves Forward

Genevieve Douglas
Genevieve Douglas

Businesses seeking H-1B visa petitions for market research analysts will be able to pursue their claims that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has “routinely and unlawfully” denied those applications, a federal judge ruled.

Magistrate Judge Susan van Keulen, of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, denied the agency’s motion to dismiss on Monday, finding that despite USCIS reopening and approving H-1B petitions for two of the plaintiffs, those actions were in response to the litigation. She said the businesses were “likely to face a similar challenge again” in petitioning for these jobs.

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