Judge Says New Immigrant Work Rules Are Legal

Law360, New York (November 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge on Tuesday granted summary judgment for the federal government in a case brought by 14 companies who are challenging rules that established a 180-day deadline for labor-certified potential immigrants to apply for visas.

In throwing out the case, Judge Amy J. St. Eve also swept away the plaintiffs' motions for summary judgment and injunctive relief in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, ruling that the U.S. Department of Labor had the authority to make the new rules and impose...
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