On December 1, Judge Jeffrey S. White granted the plaintiffs’ request to set aside two separate rules issued by the Trump Administration that would have drastically undermined the ability of employers to utilize both the H-1B and PERM visa programs. In Chamber of Commerce of the United States v. United States Department of Homeland Security, Judge White held that the Administration violated the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) when it enacted two rules: the Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States Rule (the “Wage Rule”) and the Strengthening of the H-1B Nonimmigrant Visa Classification Rule (the “H-1B Visa Classification Rule”). Both were issued as Interim Final Rules and without the usual Notice and Comment required by the APA.

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