DHS Seeks End To US Workers' H-4 Work Permit Challenge 1 DHS Seeks End To US Workers' H-4 Work Permit Challenge
Law360 (May 4, 2021, 4:54 PM EDT) — U.S. Department of Homeland Security seeks an end to litigation challenging work permits for the foreign spouses of H-1B highly skilled workers, telling a Washington, D.C., court that the executive branch has wielded “broad authority” over immigration law for nearly 70 years.

Under federal immigration law, the DHS secretary and Congress have dual authority to authorize foreign nationals to work in the U.S., the agency said Monday in a firm contradiction to a group of U.S. tech workers who say they were replaced by H-1B visa holders. 

“DHS and the [U.S.] Attorney General have interpreted the [Immigration and Nationality Act] to…