Saturday, April 21, 2007

Immigration attorney alleges that many of the 130,000 H-1b applications were duplicates

In his blog "IS THIS CHEATING?" AILA member Gregory Siskind warns of "many companies sending in multiple H-1B applications for the same employees." Siskind speculates that the reason employers filed multiple applications is to improve the odds that at least one of the applications would be selected in the lottery. "The sole goal is to increase one's odds at the expense of others," writes Siskind.

USCIS could have avoided this lottery sham by giving preference to the higher-paid applications. But USCIS stated that they deem hotel clerks equally qualified as genetic researchers. USCIS has already completed their lottery, gambling away another 65,000 U.S. jobs, in spite of qualified Americans available to fill them.


weaver said...

Even with the H1B shortage claims, the AILA couldn't muster up enough demand to hit the domestic masters degree cap.

The did do a little better this year with 16,987 petitions. The document doesn't state if these are initial or continuing petitions.

Anonymous said...

Submitting duplicate H-1B visa applications is cheating.

Corporations that do so should be thrown out of the visa program.