California Judge Rules Against the President’s H-1B Visa Ban (June 22, 2020 Executive Order)

On Oct 1st, 2020, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against the Trump administration’s June 2020 proclamation that suspended the entry of foreign nationals on H-1B, L-1, H-2B and most J-1 temporary visas. The judge noted a “significant mismatch of facts regarding the unemployment caused by the proliferation of the pandemic and the classes of noncitizens who are barred by the Proclamation.” This ruling applies to workers for companies represented by the plaintiffs in the suit including the National Association of Manufacturers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Retail Federation and TechNet.

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Order on Motion for Preliminary Injunction – #87 in National Association of Manufacturers v. United States Department of Homeland Security (N.D. Cal., 4:20-cv-04887) –

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