WASHINGTON, D.C. — Boyden Gray PLLC partnered with America First Legal to file an amicus brief for Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Mike Braun (R-IN), and Katie Britt (R-AL). The filing urges the Supreme Court of the United States to grant certiorari in a case challenging aDepartment of Homeland Security program that allows non-students to work legally in the U.S. for multiple years while maintaining theirstudent visa. That program is a direct workaround of the Immigration and Nationality Act’s carefully calibrated scheme for authorizing limited numbers of visa holders to work in the country.
Bloomberg Law reporter Andrew Kreighbaum covered the development, noting that the brief argues the program not only renders many of the “provisions in the Immigration and Nationality Act illogical” but also exacerbates existing concerns related to job market competition and employment opportunities for Americans.
By advocating for the Court to grant certiorari, the amicus brief aims to protect the interests of American workers and ensure that the immigration system operates in accordance with the laws that Congress wrote, rather than the contrary regulations issued by DHS.
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