Visa Fraud

Post-CBS H-1B Whitewashing, another Fraud Indictment

CBS recently aired a “60 Minutes” H-1B visa segment that only hinted at this visa’s multiple inherent flaws. Since Congress created the H-1B as part of the Immigration Act of 1990, fraud in the non-immigrant, employment-based visa has been rampant.

A sampling:

Visa Overstays: Two-Decades of Congressional, White House Paralysis

A new Center for Migration Studies report underlined a not-so-new immigration problem. CMS found that since 2007 most illegal aliens in the U.S. overstayed their visas, and didn’t, as is the common perception, unlawfully cross the border.

Rep. Chaffetz: ‘The Legal Immigration System is Broken’

U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) has introduced an important new bill aimed at reducing asylum fraud. The Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act, H.R. 391, would tighten the “credible fear” claim (of persecution in their home country) that asylum petitioners invariably use, but which is hard if not impossible for immigration officials to confirm.

In Obama’s Final Days, Immigration Abuses Pile up, Americans Count Down to Jan. 20

President-elect Donald Trump, Sen. Jeff Sessions and Gen. John Kelly, the Attorney General and Homeland Security Secretary nominees, respectively, cannot start their new jobs fast enough. While I watched Tuesday’s confirmation hearings, two items came across my desk that show yet again how woefully eroded immigration enforcement has become during the Obama administration.

LA County Planning Restrictions on Immigrant Fraud

Los Angeles County Supervisors are considering cracking down on unscrupulous immigrants who take advantage of their naïve countrymen. Recently, officials voted 5-0 to establish licensing requirements for so-called immigration consultants.

Immigration Fraud and the California Terrorist Attack in San Bernardino

San Bernardino Gunman’s Family Members Arrested on Marriage Fraud Charges

Toys“R”Us Exposed: Another H-1B Abuser

Add Toys“R”Us to the already prominent list of companies that abuse the H-1B visa to intentionally displace American workers. Among those on the growing list are Disney, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Cargill, Southern California Edison, New York Life, Pfizer and Harley-Davidson.

DOL Clears Southern California Edison, Infosys of Wrongdoing in H-1B Scandal

Shortly after the Southern California Edison Company fired about 500 of its tech workers and replaced them with H-1B visa holders, Senators Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) led a bipartisan congressional group which demanded that then-Attorney General Eric Holder, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Labor Secretary Thomas Perez investigate.

Temporary Protected Status Should Mean (but rarely does) ‘Temporary’

Here’s a news item you may have missed, but one that has consequences for the ever-increasing number of immigrants residing in the United States and the nation’s growing immigrant population which hit a record 42.1 million in 2016’s first quarter.

H-1B Visa Cap Full? Employers Abuse the L!

Recently, I attended an immigration conference in Washington D.C. that included several American engineers. The agenda included a discussion about the fired Southern California Edison and Disney IT workers who, in addition to losing their jobs to H-1B visa holders, had to suffer the indignity of training their foreign-born replacements or lose their severance.