According to an artcle on businessweek.com:  “A report released Oct. 8 by the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) reveals that 13% of petitions filed for H-1B visas on behalf of employers are fraudulent. Another 8% contain some sort of technical violations.”

Although the technical violations are not a surprise and even seem somewhat low given the complexity of the regs, the fact that 13% of H-1B petitions are fraudulent needs to be addressed.  However, in addressing the issue we can only hope the government does not paralyze the program for the 87% of legitimate cases.  In January 2009, the Department of Labor is expected to more closely scrutinize labor condition applications that are filed and certification of the applications is expected to take much longer than the current 5 seconds.

As you can see, there has been a delay in releasing our firm’s new website that will be located at this URL.  If not tomorrow, our web designers expect it to be released by early next week.

Author: Bradley Maged

I'm Brad Maged, an immigration lawyer in Boston, Massachusetts. I help people who want to live and work in the United States and companies that wish to employ them. This blog provides opinion and information on developments in immigration law. Thanks for reading!

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