A federal judge has ruled that the Trump Administration cannot block companies from hiring workers from overseas. For now.
This applies to the H1B, H2B visa, and J-1 and L-1 visas. Companies have to prove that they cannot fill their positions within the US before bringing workers from overseas. Still, the administration had blocked them from doing so during the pandemic, citing safety reasons. The judge’s ruling applies only to the companies that had teamed up to sue the administration for this ban, many of which are Silicon Valley technology companies that rely heavily on a foreign workforce.