9th Circ. Scraps Suit Over Skilled Worker Visas

By Helen Christophi (March 20, 2013, 7:23 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday dismissed a proposed class action by a group of Chinese would-be immigrants accusing the U.S. of denying them entry into the country by improperly allocating skilled worker visa numbers, saying they hadn't sufficiently supported their claims.

A three-judge panel said a Washington federal court had correctly dismissed as moot the plaintiffs' complaint alleging that the U.S. misallocated immigrant visas to eligible applicants in the employment-based third preference, or EB-3, category in 2008 and 2009, when it found there was no controversy regarding the establishment of visa cutoff dates and the allocation of visa numbers during those...

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