H1B Lawsuit filed against Dept. of Labor by 17 individuals, organizations

Case against the United States Department of Labour has been brought by 17 people and groups, including universities and businesses, who contest its latest provisional Final Rule on Wages pertaining to H1B visas. The suit instituted on Monday at Columbia District Court claimed that the incorrectly formulated and inappropriately passed down guideline did not follow the rules of practise and that it was unconstitutional, erroneous and irrational.

The H1B Visa is a non-immigrant visa that requires US businesses, in theoretical or technological skills, to use foreign employees in specialisation professions. Among Indian IT professionals it is most sought after.

”The increase to the prevailing wages will manifestly not benefit US economic growth or any workers; study after study has shown that H-1B visa holders create American jobs,” Jesse Bless, director of federal litigation at the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), claimed.

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