In late June, the White House introduced a new set of restrictions on visas that allow temporary immigrants to work in the United States, arguing that the turnaround is a result of high unemployment rates due to the coronavirus pandemic. .
Amazon, Netflix and Twitter have also signed the court summary.
The visas included are L-1 for intra-corporate transfer, H-1B for workers in specialized professions as well as H-4 visas for spouses, H-2B for non-workers. Temporary farming and most J-1 visas for exchange visitors. Many companies depend on these visas to bring in foreign workers.
In a brief statement filed on Monday, the companies warned of the consequences of banning foreign workers from coming to the United States.
“Already global competitors in Canada, China and India are seizing the opportunity to attract well-trained, innovative individuals,” they wrote. “And American businesses are trying to adjust and recruit the necessary talent to work in locations outside of our national borders. The statement did not consider these costs.”
The amicus summary is part of an ongoing lawsuit that challenges the claims in June, putting the restrictions until the end of 2020.
CNN previously reported that one of the key figures behind the immigration restriction effort was Stephen Miller, Trump’s top immigration advisor and architect of the tough immigration agenda. of President Donald Trump.
Citing the pandemic, authorities prompted by a series of immigration measures, prior to the arrival of the coronavirus, had struggled to overcome. Among those changes is the closure of the southern border for migrants, including asylum seekers, unless certain conditions are met.
Companies, like Apple, have previously criticized the administration’s immigration action. For example, last year, Apple launched to support recipients of the Child Arrivals Deferred Action program.