December 2nd – Judge Jeffrey White of the U.S. Court for the Northern District of California rejected the Trump administration’s new regulations on H-1B visas and called his argument on modifying the new visa regulations untenable.
According to the Capitol Hill and the World Daily, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and several universities, including the California Institute of Technology and Stanford University, earlier filed a complaint against the federal government in California, accusing the Trump administration’s new visa regulations for lack justification.
On the 1st local time, the new rule was rejected by Judge White. White pointed out in the ruling that the federal government did not follow the transparency process for the change of work visa regulations.
The Trump administration said that the change of the regulations was an emergency response to the serious unemployment problem during the epidemic, but this statement was actually untenable, because the Trump administration has been discussing this set of measures for a long time. It was not made public until October this year.
In October this year, the Trump administration announced a change in the H-1B work visa requirements, eliminating the original drawing of lots and using salary as the standard for issuing visas. If the new regulations are introduced, the chances of foreigners working at low wages will be greatly reduced to obtain visas.