Lawsuit seeking replacement of H-1B lottery

June 8, 2016 4:28 pm | Updated 5 years ago.

A lawsuit had been filed by the American Immigration Lawyers Associations (AILA) and the American Immigration Council (AIC) on May 20th, 2016 seeking detailed record on the process for handling H-1B visas. Another lawsuit has been filed by two firms pursuing to end the current system of awarding H-1B visa based on luck.

The lawsuits point out that there is no justification for the lottery and wants it to be replaced by a better system. Tenrec Inc, a web development firm has lodged this complaint in the US District Court in Oregon. Another company, Walker Macy LLC, filed a similar petition as its workers could not win the recent lottery. The firms further argued that the USCIS went against the dictum of the congress when this lottery based system was started.

The main objective behind the lawsuit is to give the opportunity to submit petitions to those with rejected H-1B petitions so that they can be ahead in the line among the applicants for H-1B visas. The system of granting visa through lottery has come under a lot of criticism.



Date of Publication: Jun 6, 2016