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Law360: Immigrants To Defend H-1B Spouse Work Permit At DC Circuit


The D.C. Circuit on Monday allowed immigrants to intervene as defendants in a case challenging the Obama-era rule allowing spouses of H-1B skilled worker visa holders to apply for work authorization, taking the place of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which has proposed scrapping the rule.

In a one-page order, a three-judge panel allowed Immigration Voice, a group that represents highly skilled immigrants, and two individual immigrants to intervene in the case and set a new briefing schedule, removing the case from abeyance. The court denied, however, their request to expedite the case. Read the full story at Law360.


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