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Judge Tosses WashTech's F-1 Visa Rule Challenge

Law360, New York (April 20, 2017, 2:20 PM EDT) -- A technology union suing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has not sufficiently proven its members were disadvantaged in the STEM job market by an extension of a program that lets students visiting on F-1 visas work during or after their studies, a D.C. federal judge has ruled, dismissing the suit.

In the Wednesday opinion, U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton said that although the Washington Alliance of Technology Workers partially had standing to challenge the program extension, it was obligated to dismiss the suit “due to WashTech’s failure to plausibly state claims that are entitled to relief.”

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June 17, 2016


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