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Judge Rips USCIS On Controversial Guest Worker Policies

Law360 (May 9, 2019, 9:37 PM EDT) -- A D.C. federal judge suggested that the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services only retooled the H-1B guest worker program so it could deny more visa applications, lodging a sharp rebuke of the new program standards in a hearing Thursday.

"You don't want these people in this country," U.S. District Judge Rosemary M. Collyer told a government attorney after growing frustrated with his inability to detail the USCIS' reasoning for changing up the H-1B program rules, which have sent denials for those skilled worker visas to a 10-year high.

Judge Collyer is handling the preliminary steps in dozens of suits lodged by...

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