Judge rules against Trump’s H-1B visa ban

Judge rules against Trump's H-1B visa ban

A federal judge ruled on Thursday that President Trump overstepped his authority in suspending new visas for hundreds of thousands of foreign workers amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Judge Jeffrey S. White of U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California agreed with several big business groups, which argued President Donald Trump exceeded his authority by imposing the restrictions.

“Congress’ delegation of authority in the immigration context does not afford the President unbridled authority to set domestic policy regarding employment of nonimmigrant foreigners,” the judge wrote in his 25-page decision.

“Indeed, there must be some measure of constraint on Presidential authority in the domestic sphere in order not to render the executive an entirely monarchical power in the immigration context, an area within clear legislative prerogative,” said Judge White.

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