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Law360, New York (September 23, 2016, 2:02 PM EDT) — An Oregon federal judge refused Thursday to dismiss a proposed class action calling for changes to the randomized lottery system for doling out H-1B visas, saying the two small businesses and their pair of would-be H-1B recipients have standing to bring their claims.

U.S. District Judge Michael H. Simon rejected the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ argument that as mere visa petition beneficiaries, the individual plaintiffs lacked Article III standing to bring their claims. The judge said the cases cited by the government did not persuade…

Source: Law360