Immigration in Pandemic Times – Last Gasps of the Trump Administration

By Arantxa Galvan
In December 4, 2020

The virus is negatively impacted job-holders all over the world, but new changes to US immigration laws may have definite effects on US workers.

  • This past Tuesday, a federal judge ruled against Trump’s attempts to limit immigration through restrictions on H-1B visas. The new changes at DHS would have limited the jobs that H-1B visa workers could do in the United States and the amount of time that they could remain in the United States. The DOL rule, which was also enjoined, raised the minimum wage that employers must pay to H-1B workers. The decision was based on the fact that Trump administration did follow proper administrative rule-making procedures in enacting these new rules. This ruling is a win for H-1B workers.

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