Tech Companies File Suit Against Trump Administration for H-1B Visa Restrictions

A group of technology companies have filed suit in a New Jersey federal court against U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) over the Trump administration’s policy changes to the H-1B visa program. Consistent with its push to significantly limit the program, the administration has placed greater restrictions on companies who enter into contracts with workers who have H-1B visas. These changes particularly affect companies seeking access to IT professionals. USCIS issued a memo in February that outlined the changes in policy. Specifically, an applicant for a H-1B visa now must provide detailed statements of work or work orders about any duties to be performed by a worker with a H-1B visa at a third-party site, including itineraries. The concern is that some outsourcing companies would be unable to meet these requirements, which would lead to a shortage in highly skilled workers.   Tech Companies File Suit Against Trump Administration for H-1B Visa…

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