“Today (March 17th), John Miano who, along with the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI), represents the Washington Alliance of Technology Workers (WashTech) in a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for administrative extensions of work authorization to non-immigrants, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on DHS’s guest worker program called the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program,” notes a release from the Immigration Reform Law Institute.

“Last November, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted WashTech members standing to challenge the legality of extensions of OPT work authorization to non-immigrants increasing competition for American workers. The case, Washington Alliance of Technology Workers v. USDHS (Civil Action No. 14-529), has major implications for the ability of American workers to judicially challenge certain elements of the Obama Administration’s latest amnesty memos that expand dramatically the number of work visas given to foreign workers as well as the terms and durations of those visas.”