Washington, D.C. — TechNet President and CEO Linda Moore made the following statement regarding a federal court for the Northern District of California ruling setting aside Department of Labor and Department of Homeland Security rules on high-skilled worker visas. Earlier this year, TechNet, among others, submitted an amicus brief in the lawsuit led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Manufacturers challenging new H-1B and other work visa rules from the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Labor.
“High-skilled work visas are vital to American businesses’ continued efforts to battle the COVID-19 pandemic and rebuild our economy. TechNet has consistently advocated for policies that enable inclusive job growth, empower the workforce of tomorrow, ensure our nation’s global competitiveness, and promote digital trust. Today’s ruling is another victory in stopping Trump Administration policies that seek to restrict the ability of employers to fill critical positions while we work to grow our domestic STEM pipeline. TechNet is pleased that today’s ruling vacated these executive branch rules that violated notice and comment requirements.”