Federal District Court sets aside recent DHS and DOL rules on H-1B

Wednesday, Dec 2, 2020
by Albert Rivera, Director

On December 1, 2020, a federal district court in California invalidated the Department of Labor (DOL) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rules from October 8 that significantly increased prevailing wage levels for H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 categories, and tightened eligibility criteria.

The ruling to reverse the wage levels and to halt implementation of the new eligibility criteria is immediately effective. However, an anticipated government appeal and other pending cases could affect the decision’s implementation.

The Davis International Center and our campus partners are working diligently to monitor the progress of how this ruling affects our international community and individual cases. Please continue monitoring our website for additional updates on this topic. If you have any questions regarding your immigration status as it pertains to this announcement please contact your Davis International Center Advisor directly.

Source: Fragomen Alert, December 1, 2020