Uncle Sam probes H-1B abuse surge: What do our vultures make of it?

Register Kettle The H-1B visa system, which is utilized by companies to import expert international staff into America, has seen a large bounce in purposes. It is a large enough surge to get the eye of Uncle Sam.

As we reported earlier, the US Citizenship and Immigration Companies (USCIS) mentioned there have been 800,000 purposes this yr for about 100,000 locations, that are picked by lottery. The federal government believes numerous these purposes had been fraudulent, and is contemplating prosecutions and different ramifications.

“The big variety of eligible registrations for beneficiaries with a number of eligible registrations – a lot bigger than in earlier years – has raised critical considerations that some could have tried to achieve an unfair benefit by working collectively to submit a number of registrations on behalf of the identical beneficiary,” the US immigration service mentioned.

“This may increasingly have unfairly elevated their possibilities of choice.”

H-1B fraud is one thing Register scribe Thomas Claburn has been following intently, and he is right here to provide the lowdown on the present state of affairs in our video catch-up beneath.

Debating this concern with Thomas, high proper within the thumbnail, are Iain, Chris, and Brandon, clockwise from backside proper.

Is the US authorities proper to be involved? Are People getting a uncooked deal? How concerning the immigrant staff who really feel just about indentured? We give frank views. ®