US court sets aside proposed Trump-era rule on H-1B visa selection

Updated: few hours ago

Washington, Sep 18 (PTI) A US federal judge has struck down a proposed Trump-era rule that aimed to replace the current H-1B cap lottery system with a wage-level-based selection process.

The judge on Wednesday granted the US Chamber of Commerce’s motion for summary judgment in the its lawsuit challenging the regulation, according to the court order uploaded by the Chamber's litigation centre.

Judge Jeffrey S White of the US District Court for the Northern District of California vacated a Trump-era H-1B cap selection regulation on the grounds that then-Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf was not lawfully serving in his role at the time the regulation was promulgated.