DHS Presses Court To Ax Suit Over H-4 Spouse Work Rule

By Allissa Wickham (June 3, 2015, 3:51 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security pushed a D.C. federal court on Tuesday to ax a suit brought by a group of U.S. tech workers over a new rule allowing certain H-4 spouses to apply for work permits, arguing that the domestic workers can't show an imminent harm from the regulation that would give them standing.

DHS strongly urged the court to grant its May 11 request to dismiss the suit, which was launched by Save Jobs USA, a group of tech workers who were allegedly replaced by foreign employees on H-1B visas at electricity company Southern California Edison.

"Plaintiff lacks...

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