Business groups, universities file lawsuit over new rules targeting H-1B visas

Several top business groups and universities teamed up to file a lawsuit on Monday against the Trump administration over additional immigration reforms aimed at making it more difficult for skilled foreign workers to acquire visas.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), National Retail Federation (NRF), American Association of International Healthcare Recruitment, Cornell University, and the University of Southern California, among others, filed the complaint against the acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia.

The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, California Institute of Technology, the University of Rochester, and the University of Utah also joined the lawsuit.

The rule changes build on President Trump‘s executive order in June to suspend the issuance of certain temporary worker visas through the end of 2020. That order applied to H-1B visas, H-2B visas, H-4 visas, L-1 visas and certain J-1 visas.

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