H-1B Spouses Still Eligible for Work Permit: Federal Judge

Sept. 28, 2016, 2:03 PM

Spouses of H-1B high-skilled workers continue to be eligible for work permits. A group of American technology workers couldn’t convince a federal judge in Washington, D.C., that recent Homeland Security Department immigration regulations are harming their job prospects (Save Jobs USA v. Dep’t of Homeland Sec., 2016 BL 318510, D.D.C., No. 1:15-cv-00615, 9/27/16).

Save Jobs USA, representing U.S. workers who allegedly lost their jobs to foreign workers on H-1B visas, challenged 2015 regulations giving work permits to the spouses of some high-skilled H-1B workers. The temporary H-1B visas are heavily used in the tech industry, but ...

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