Judge blocks large parts of temporary work visa ban
FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2019, photo, Leo Wang packs a suitcase at his home in San Jose, Calif. Wang has found himself trapped in an obstacle course regarding H-1B work visas for foreigners. His visa denied and his days in the United States numbered, A federal judge on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, temporarily lifted a visa ban on a large number of work permits, undercutting a measure that the Trump administration says will protect American jobs in a pandemic-wracked economy. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)SAN DIEGO – A judge on Thursday temporarily lifted a visa ban on a large number of work permits, undercutting a measure that the Trump administration says protects American jobs in a pandemic-wracked economy. White, who was appointed by President George W. Bush, said President Donald Trump likely acted outside bounds of his authority. On Tuesday, he halted major fee increases for citizenship and other benefits three days before they were to take effect.
Trump-connected lobbyists reap windfall in COVID-19 boom
These (lobbying) booms that these people are having, you can really attribute them to their connection to Trump.The White House did not respond to a request for comment. Another section of the order forbids lobbying the administration by former political appointees for the remainder of Trump's time in office. Shannon McGahn, the wife of former White House counsel Don McGahn, worked in 2017 and 2018 as a counselor to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Felder is listed on a disclosure from the first quarter of 2020 that shows she was part of a team that lobbied Congress and the White House. Public Citizen's Craig Holman, who himself is a registered lobbyist, said the group intends to file ethics complaints with the White House.