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SoCal Institutions Sue Over Trump Visa Restrictions On Highly Skilled Workers

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Caltech and the University of Southern California, along with several business groups, are among the plaintiffs suing the federal government for putting new restrictions on H1-B visas for highly skilled foreign workers.

The policy changes released by the Departments of Labor and Homeland Security earlier this month that would make it harder for U.S. employers to hire foreign workers for jobs in specialized fields, like engineering, technology or healthcare.

The government is also raising minimum salaries for high-skilled international workers to rates some employers say they can't afford.

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