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H-1B Enforcement to be Strenghtened

Dec 22, 2009 | H-1B, workplace audit

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) is planning to step up its effort to conduct on-site inspections of H-1B visa employers to see whether employers that have sponsored workers for an H-1B visa are complying with the terms or are in violation of them.

The USCIS plans to conduct 25,000 on-site inspections in 2010.  The immigration agency moved to boost enforcement of H-1B laws after an internal study released about a year ago disclosed widespread violations of H-1B rules by employers.  The study found that one in five visa involved either fraud or “technical violations.”

Ruchi Thaker