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Tag Archives: immigration fraud

Government Plans Restrictions and Tightening on H-1B Visas

The Trump administration is stating that it will toughen regulatory enforcement of the H-1B visa program, which allows U.S. businesses to employ foreign professional workers temporarily. Monday, April 4th,  was the beginning of H-1B “cap season,” when employers filed applications for a limited number of H-1B visas. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) marked the […]

CIS Locks Social Security Numbers Provided by E-Verify

In an article on the USCIS website, CIS describes how it will not detect and prevent fraudulent use of Social Security Numbers through the E-Verify system.  CIS hopes to detect SSNs that have been stolen, borrowed or purchased from other individuals.  CIS is now able to lock an SSN that appears to have been misused, protecting […]

Government Checking Social Networking Sites for Immigration Fraud

Immigration News Government Checking Social Networking Sites for Immigration Fraud We always have advised our clients to avoid anything the government could interpret as “fraud” in their immigration applications.  For example, someone on an “H” visa or applying for permanent residence should not change job title or work location without first notifying immigration authorities.  Currently, […]

CIS Fraud Detection Unit Conducts Surprise H-1B Investigations

Sep 30, 2009 USCIS’ Fraud Detection Unit Conducting Surprise Investigations of H-1B Employers The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) Unit, which has conducted site visits to employers who sponsor foreign nationals for years, has recently stepped-up unannounced site visits.  FDNS reportedly has visited several of our employer clients […]

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