Judge Reverses Trump Administration Rule to Limit H-1B Visas

A far-left judge has reversed a recently-enacted rule by the Trump Administration, aimed at curbing the number of H-1B work visas in order to make job opportunities more available for American citizens, according to Breitbart.

The rule in question involved placing “H-1B skilled guestworkers at third-party worksites,” so that employment opportunities would be more readily available to American workers, particularly recent college graduates. But the judge, Rosemary Collyer of the U.S. District Court of Washington D.C., claimed without evidence that the rule “didn’t go through proper rulemaking procedure,” thus blocking the policy’s implementation.

The H-1B visa predominantly brings in Indian workers, who most often go into low-skilled jobs in the IT industry. As such, the lawsuit against the policy was brought by ITServe Alliance, an IT company in Texas. The judge’s decision ultimately gives such companies more freedom to “freely delegate hiring decisions to an array of Indian-run companies,” which subsequently sees many Indian workers imported into the United States to fill those jobs, at a great disadvantage to American college graduates looking for work.

An administration official said that United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is “currently reviewing the court’s decision.” The administration will most likely appeal the decision, prolonging the legal battle even further.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22).

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