“Suddenly, emails are pouring in! On April 3, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) established an internet hotline to inspire individuals to report H-1B abuses and fraud. And at the end of its first year, it saw quite a bit of action.
The Fraud Detection and Nationals Security Directorate (FDNS) encouraged American workers and overseas H-1B visa holders to come forward with any tips they may have that relate to irregularities in the hiring process or in job assignments. USCIS also pledged to increase its efforts through a “more targeted approach” to ensure that American tech workers are interviewed for job openings. According to a USCIS representative during his interview with Newsweek, a plethora of H-1B abuses have caused “too many American workers who are as qualified [as visa holders], willing, and deserving to work in these fields [to be] ignored or unfairly disadvantaged.”