GOA finds little H1b abuse

I recently posted about immigration reform. Kevin Schofield posted about H1B abuse and had this to say about the findings of a recent report:

H1-B visa applications require the employer to list the salary of the position, and to attest that thye intend to pay the prevailing wage. The GAO audited 950,000 applications submitted between 2002 and 2005, and found only 3200 where the listed wage was not the prevailing wage. One third of one percent — hardly widespread abuse.

The Department of Labor has staff who investigate complaints of H1-B abuse. The report has a nice little chart of complaints and violations found each year. In 2005, when 65,000 H1-B visas were given out, there were only 175 complaints and 217 violations. Once again, hardly widespread abuse.

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One Response to GOA finds little H1b abuse

  1. Anonymous says:

    H1B complaints are not reported because H1B visa is structured to benefit employer. If H1B visa holder employee reports problem, he/she creates mess for himself first. He/She will be out of job and man not be in USA to experience action taken against company.

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