• CBP Joins ICE and USCIS in Effort to Reduce Fraud and Misuse of the H-1B and L-1 Visa Programs
  • March 2, 2010 | Author: Mahsa Aliaskari
  • Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP - Santa Monica Office
  • Since the end of last year, there have been several reports that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers have placed increased scrutiny on individuals entering at U.S. ports in H-1B status. Reports of CBP officers questioning individuals regarding the specifics of the employee’s job duties and the validity of the job offer circulated throughout immigrant communities as it was reported that individuals were actually detained at airports and refused entry. Until recently, CBP refused to comment on the specifics of these incidents, leading to widespread rumors circulating via Internet postings. Finally, following numerous inquiries and meetings from the professional bar to CBP in Newark, NJ, and to CBP headquarters in Washington, D.C., limited feedback and specifics are now available.