Update, December 2, 3:08 pm

For more on Trump's desperate, last minute attempts to destroy or damage America's legal immigration system as much as he can on his way out the White House door, through dictatorial executive actions rather than going through Congress as required by our laws and Constitution, see: Politico:


Late on December 1, a federal judge in Oakland, California put a hold on the bigoted new Trump-Miller H-1B rules which were designed to have a devastating effect on legal immigration by skilled workers, especially from India and other Asian countries such as Chine.

In issuing a judgment striking down the new rules, which were designed to make the definition of an H-1B "specialty occupation" almost impossible to meet, and to raise the prevailing wages sky high so that many US employers would not have been able to afford to hire skilled foreign workers,,federal District Judge Jeffrey S. White stated the following:

"The National Government has significant power to regulate immigration. With power comes responsibility, and the sound exercise of national power over immigration depends on the Nation's responsibility to base its laws on a political will informed by searching thoughtful, rational civi discourse."


In other words,America's immigration regulations should be based on racial justice, human rights and the rule of law, rather than on authoritarian white supremacist diktats coming from the Trump-Miller White House.

Of course, there is still a danger that the District Court judge's ruling that the new Trump-Miller H-1B rules ware invalid because of failure to comply with the APA's rule-making procedures could be overturned by a higher court, or even by the Trump-friendly US Supreme Court.

But by that time, President-Elect Biden would be in office, or close to his inauguration, and he should b able to withdraw the new H-1B rules promptly upon becoming our next president.

Roger Algase
Attorney at Law