US Judge Blocks Trump’s H-1B Visa Ban; Says He Exceeded His Authority

In a major relief to thousands of Indian IT professionals, a federal judge in the US on Thursday blocked the enforcement of a temporary visa ban by the Trump administration. Judge Jeffrey White of Northern District of California said that US President Donald Trump has exceeded his authority.

In June this year, Trump put a ban on issuing new H-1B and other foreign visas. Challenging the US President’s order, the US Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers, National Retail Federation and TechNet have filed a petition in the US District Court for the Northern District of California.

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