Tech Companies Fight Back With Lawsuit Against H-1B Visa Restrictions

Published: 05/05/2018


On May 1st, a group of small technology companies filed suit in federal court against the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) over a policy memo issued in February 2018, which places greater restrictions on H-1B employers who place employees at third-party work-sites.

The lawsuit was filed by a trade association called “Small and Medium Enterprise Consortium” and two IT consulting companies. The lawsuit alleges that USCIS overstepped its role in overseeing the H-1B visa program. Further, the lawsuit claims, “Without sufficient evidence to meet their clients’ needs, Plaintiffs will suffer irreparable harm to reputation and ability to compete.”

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