Bloomberg Law
Dec. 17, 2019, 10:45 AM

Trump Policy Limiting H-1B Visas Could Meet Its End in Texas

Laura D. Francis
Laura D. Francis

A case pending in federal district court in Texas could deal a deadly blow to what immigration attorneys say is a key Trump administration tactic in its crackdown on the H-1B specialty occupation visa.

For nearly two years, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has been handing H-1B approvals to information technology consulting companies that allow workers to remain on the visa for only a few weeks or months at a time, despite a request for the full three years allowed.

The USCIS is backing its decisions with a February 2018 policy requiring consulting and staffing companies to submit an itinerary ...

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