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Tahmina Watson Immigration law update

BREAKING: District Court Sets Aside DHS and DOL H-1B Wage Rules

A collective sigh of relief from the immigration law community, particularly business immigration practitioners, as a California U.S. District Court judge slapped down both the DHS H-1B rule and the DOL wage level rule, finding that both rules had been promulgated in violation of the APA and that the government “failed to show there was[…]

Tahmina Watson Immigration law update

BREAKING: Trump Administration Announces H-1B Visa Overhaul

Today, the DHS and DOL announced the much anticipated and dreaded rules, which affect H-1B visas and Prevailing Wage requirements for H-1Bs/PERMs, respectively. Both rules will be published as Interim Final Rules, meaning the agencies can forego the usual notice and comment requirements, with the DHS rule set to take effect 60 days from tomorrow[…]