Controversial USCIS Memo Draws Major H-1B Lawsuit

Published: 05/17/2018

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On February 22, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a controversial memo designed to make it difficult (some say “impossible”) for professionals in H-1B status to provide services at the site of their employer’s customers. The USCIS “third-party placement” memo is one of a series of moves by the Trump administration to restrict the use of H-1B visas and, not surprisingly, it has resulted in litigation.

On May 1, 2018, Jonathan Wasden, an immigration attorney, filed the case of Small and Medium Enterprise Consortium (SMEC) v. DHS in the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey. Wasden was a trial attorney in the Office of Immigration Litigation at the U.S. Department of Justice and an attorney in the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office (AAO).

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