Bloomberg Law
May 2, 2018, 7:03 PM

Added High-Skill Visa Requirements Illegal, Lawsuit Says

Laura D. Francis
Laura D. Francis

A recent Homeland Security Department policy memorandum that places additional requirements on employers that place H-1B workers at third-party client sites is unlawful, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court.

The memorandum essentially keeps information technology staffing companies from participating in the H-1B skilled guestworker program, Jonathan Wasden, one of the attorneys in the case, told Bloomberg Law May 2.

The lawsuit, filed by a group of IT staffing firms, is seeking a temporary restraining order blocking enforcement of the memorandum.

Employers seeking extensions of H-1B status on behalf of their workers already are seeing denials because they couldn’t ...

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