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IT Firms Denied Injunction Over High-Skilled Visa Rule Changes

Jan. 21, 2020, 5:44 PM

A group of information technology consulting companies failed to prove irreparable harm from a change in H-1B policy that they say has prevented them from accessing high-skilled visa workers, an Arizona federal court ruled.

Kollasoft Inc. and six other staffing firms argued that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services effectively created two “new substantive rules,” without undertaking proper notice-and-comment procedure, when it instituted a February 2018 memo requiring employers seeking H-1B guest-workers to provide additional information in support of their petitions if the employment involved working at a third-party site. The IT businesses said 27 of their visa applications were denied...

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