Chamber of Commerce of the United State of America et al v. United States Department of Homeland Security et al

  1. September 15, 2021

    Calif. Federal Court Strikes Down Trump-Era H-1B Lottery Rule

    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.

  2. September 09, 2021

    Calif. Judge 'Inclined' To Scrap Trump-Era H-1B Lottery Rule

    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.

  3. August 09, 2021

    H1-B Salary Ranking System Called 'Illegal Three Times Over'

    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.

  4. July 30, 2021

    Tech Worker Nonprofit Seeks To Back Trump-Era H-1B Limits

    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.

  5. June 10, 2021

    Feds Ask To Pull Back Trump-Era H-1B Base Wages Rule

    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.

  6. April 05, 2021

    Gov't Fights Chamber's Expansion Of H-1B Challenge

    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.

  7. December 21, 2020

    Top Immigration Cases Of 2020: Year In Review

    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.

  8. December 01, 2020

    Judge Strikes Down Trump Admin.'s H-1B Visa Restrictions

    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.

  9. November 23, 2020

    Chamber Slams Trump's H-1B Rules As 'Regulatory Ambush'

    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."

  10. November 09, 2020

    Feds Say COVID-19 Unemployment Required H-1B Changes

    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.

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