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H-1B Workers, Spouses Stuck Abroad Sue Agencies Over Visa Freeze

July 15, 2020, 4:17 PM

President Donald Trump exceeded his authority by issuing a proclamation barring certain visa holders from reentering the U.S. through the end of the year due to coronavirus’ effect on the American economy, a group of high-skilled guest workers allege in a federal lawsuit.

Trump’s June 22 proclamation, which suspended foreign nationals’ return to the U.S. to resume employment under approved H-1B petitions, constitutes an unlawful attempt to regulate the domestic economy, according to the workers’ complaint filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for for the District of Columbia.

The edict “subverts Congress’s careful balance of interests reflected in...

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