Bloomberg Law
Jan. 23, 2019, 7:31 PM

Policy Limiting Staffing Companies’ H-1B Access May Be Scrapped

Laura D. Francis
Laura D. Francis

A coalition of information technology staffing companies that rely on H-1B visas is moving forward with a lawsuit over an agency policy it says effectively bars them from the program.

A federal judge in New Jersey refused to throw out the case, a move that the Small and Medium Enterprise Consortium’s attorney is calling a win that could lead to the policy’s demise.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services policy at issue requires staffing companies seeking H-1B visas to give the agency the worker’s full itinerary for the duration of the three-year visa. That’s an impossible task, the companies say, ...

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