USCIS Strong Measures To Stop H-1B Visa Fraud
In its bid to stop the fraud and abuse of H-1B visa, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced some stringent measures.
USCIS has decided to take a more targeted approach while making site visits across the nation to H-1B petitioners and the worksites of H-1B employees. The agency will focus on H-1B-dependent employers who have a high ratio of H-1B workers compared to US workers. The details of employers petitioning for H-1B workers who work off-site will also be thoroughly scrutinized.
Targeted site visits on a random basis will allow USCIS to find out where H-1B fraud may be more likely to occur. The agency’s target is not employees but the H-1B dependent employers who evade the prescribed rule of giving priority to equally skillful US worker over a foreigner.
USCIS has also established an email address which will allow both the American workers and H-1B employees to report if they suspect a fraud or if they themselves are victims of H-1B abuse. Information submitted to the email address will be thoroughly investigated and the employers will be brought before the law if found guilty.