Washington Alliance of Techno v. DHS

  1. May 13, 2016

    DC Circ. Declares Foreign Student Work Rule Fight 'Moot'

    Just days after a new foreign student work rule took effect, the D.C. Circuit on Friday threw out a technology union's challenge to a similar 2008 regulation from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, saying the case was moot now that the challenged rule is no longer active.

  2. May 04, 2016

    New Rule Won't Moot STEM Visa Worker Case, DC Circ. Told

    A technology workers' union urged the D.C. Circuit Wednesday to keep alive its challenge to a U.S. Department of Homeland Security program allowing certain student visa holders to work in the U.S., saying the program will remain in place even with the imminent withdrawal of a related rule.

  3. May 02, 2016

    DHS Says DC Circ. Lacks Jurisdiction Over OPT Row

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security told the D.C. Circuit on Monday that it doesn't have jurisdiction over a case regarding optional practical training for foreign students, arguing that a partial judgment ruling in the case didn't count as a final decision.

  4. March 15, 2016

    New OPT Rule Moots Tech Union's Claims, DHS Tells DC Circ.

    An ongoing fight in the D.C. Circuit over the optional practical training for foreign students will soon become moot, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security told the court Monday, just days after it unveiled new regulations for the program.

  5. February 25, 2016

    Tech Union Lacks Standing In OPT Row, DC Circ. Hears

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security lodged its final brief Thursday in the D.C. Circuit fight over optional practical training for foreign students, saying a technology workers union lacks standing and its members' underemployment hadn't been shown to be linked to the program.

  6. February 23, 2016

    DHS Tells DC Circ. Trial Court Can Keep OPT Rule Alive

    The Department of Homeland Security defended a district court order that gave it three more months to finalize a rule allowing certain foreign students to extend their optional practical training, telling the D.C. Circuit on Monday that the court hadn't overstepped its bounds.

  7. February 11, 2016

    Tech Union Asks DC Circ. To Nix Govt's OPT Time Cushion

    A technology workers union urged the D.C. Circuit on Thursday to nix an order giving the government three more months to finalize a new rule allowing certain foreign students to extend their optional practical training, claiming the lower court lacked jurisdiction to grant the extra time.

  8. February 04, 2016

    OPT Extension Is Hurting Us, Tech Workers Tell DC Circ.

    Technology workers fighting the extension of optional practical training for certain foreign students made their final pitch to the D.C. Circuit on Wednesday, arguing the federal government has attacked their case with invented arguments.

  9. December 22, 2015

    Tech Workers Fight Student Visa OPT Ruling In DC Circ.

    Technology workers fighting the extension of optional practical training for certain foreign students launched the opening salvo in their appeal to the D.C. Circuit on Monday, arguing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has effectively created a "rogue guestworker program."

  10. December 14, 2015

    The Biggest Immigration Cases Of 2015

    It's been a busy year for immigration in the courts, from the Fifth Circuit's ruling on the president's key executive actions to a slew of lawsuits from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over the EB-5 investor program. Here, Law360 takes a look at some of the top immigration cases from 2015.

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