A federal judge in the Northern District of California has issued a preliminary injunction preventing the government from enforcing the work-visa ban with respect to the plaintiffs in the case and their members.

  • Today’s order is not a blanket nationwide injunction. It applies only to the plaintiffs in the case and members of the associations that are plaintiffs in the case.
  • The plaintiffs in the lawsuit are the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the National Retail Foundation, Technology Net (TechNet), and Intrax, Inc.
  • The order, which takes effect immediately, prevents the government from enforcing the work visa ban (Proclamation 10052) against the plaintiffs.

BAL Analysis: The government is expected to release updated guidance in response to the ruling. BAL will provide updates as soon as additional information is available.

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