A proposed Donald Trump-era rule to replace the current H-1B cap lottery system with a wage-level-based selection procedure has been knocked down by a federal judge in the United States.
U.S. District Judge Jeffrey S. White A Trump-era H-1B cap selection regulation was nullified by the Northern District of California District Court on the basis that then-Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf was not lawfully operating in his post at the time the regulation was adopted.
The judge ruled in favour of the United States on Wednesday. According to the court ruling submitted by the Chamber’s litigation centre, the Chamber of Commerce filed a motion for summary judgement in the complaint challenging the regulation.
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Vaccinated passengers will be able to travel to the US from the EU and UK from
November onwards, the Biden administration will announce on Monday, in a
major diplomatic victory for Brussels and London.
The White House will announce a new travel policy on Monday morning, marking the end of the 18-month blanket ban on travel imposed by Donald Trump, the former US president, at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic that was maintained by Joe Biden. Continue reading “Financial Times: US to relax EU and UK travel restrictions for vaccinated passengers”
A federal judge has ended a Trump administration regulation designed to make it difficult for international students to gain H-1B status. The ruling is the latest judicial decision to stop a Trump administration H-1B rule, leaving in tatters the legacy pursued by Trump aide Stephen Miller and others.
Between 2017 and 2021, Trump administration officials increased H-1B denial rates by issuing memos and policies that judges determined to be unlawful. Once those policies ended, H-1B denial rates returned to pre-Trump levels, according to a National Foundation for American Policy analysis. Today, the most significant H-1B restriction is the same one in place before Donald Trump took office—the 85,000 annual limit on new H-1B petitions for companies.
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