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Chamber of Commerce of the United State of America et al v. United States Department of Homeland Security et al
Nature of Suit:
- American Council on Education
- American Immigration Council Inc.
- ARUP Laboratories
- California Institute of Technology
- Cornell University
- National Association of Manufacturers
- National Retail Federation Inc.
- University of Southern California
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September 15, 2021
A California federal judge on Wednesday struck down a rule prioritizing higher-paid noncitizens for H-1B visas, ruling that former Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf was illegally installed in his position and therefore lacked the authority to implement the visa regulation.
September 09, 2021
A California judge signaled he would scrap a regulation prioritizing higher-paid noncitizens for H-1B visas as he asked the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to proffer new arguments Friday in favor of a Trump-era official's authority to issue the rule.
August 09, 2021
A Trump-era regulation creating a salary-based ranking system for H-1B visa applicants is "illegal three times over," the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a raft of universities and others told a California federal judge Friday in their latest response to the government's bid to quash their lawsuit over the rule.
July 30, 2021
A nonprofit organization that says it speaks for U.S. technology workers, and is represented by a prominent conservative attorney, asked a California federal judge Friday for permission to file a friend-of-the-court brief backing the federal government's defense of a Trump-era rule increasing restrictions for workers on H-1B specialty occupation visas.
June 10, 2021
The U.S. Department of Labor asked a California federal court to remand a disputed policy increasing the minimum wage businesses must pay H-1B specialty occupation workers, saying that critics have raised serious concerns warranting careful review.
April 05, 2021
The federal government has pushed back against the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's expansion of a suit over changes to the H-1B specialty occupation visa program, saying a California federal court shouldn't let the industry group bring claims over an additional rule.
December 21, 2020
The federal courts considered a mountain of immigration litigation this past year, from the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling on protections for young unauthorized immigrants to a flurry of cases challenging immigration detention and visa restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
December 01, 2020
A California federal judge on Tuesday struck down the Trump administration's policies tightening eligibility and raising minimum salaries for foreign employees on high-skilled work visas, finding that the administration hadn't justified its choice to skip key procedural steps.
November 23, 2020
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce urged a California federal judge on Monday to block the Trump administration's changes to H-1B temporary worker visa requirements, arguing that the proposed rule changes are a "regulatory ambush" that have nothing to do with the COVID-19 pandemic and are "drastically unfair to the public."
November 09, 2020
The federal government slammed a suit by business groups and universities challenging how changes to H-1B temporary worker visa requirements were implemented, arguing that the rules needed to be released without notice to quickly address COVID-19 unemployment.