Washington: A group of 174 Indian citizens, including seven minors, have filed a lawsuit against US President Donald Trump against a recent government order. The lawsuit was filed in US district court on Tuesday.
The Trump government’s recent order on H-1B visas may prohibit their entry into the US or they will not be issued visas. Because of which these Indians turned to the court.
US District Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson in the District of Columbia issued summonses to Labor Minister Yugin Scalia, along with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Chad F. Wolfe, Executive Minister of the Department of Homeland Security.
Lawyer Wasden Banias said in a lawsuit filed on behalf of 174 Indian nationals that the governing order banning H-1B / H-4 visas hurts America’s economy, alienates families and rejects Congress.
The lawsuit calls for a ban on the issuance of H-1B or H-4 visas or declaring a government order prohibiting new H-1B visa holders from entering the country.
The court has been requested to issue a directive to the State Department to pass judgment on pending requests for H-1B and H-4 visas.
Significantly, Trump issued a government order on June 22, putting a temporary ban on the issuance of H-1B work visas by the end of this year.