Washington, May 8: After reports on 'outrageous abuse' of the H-1B visa in the Indian IT industry, United States has adopted 'fraud prevention tactics', declared a top US official.
"We've added fraud prevention tactics. We've begun looking at other more standard fraud investigatory techniques that weren't being use in H-1B that we are now going to employ, include things like sites visits and worksites visits," the US Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano on Thursday, May 7.
On the nature of the fraud Napolitano said "The most outrageous abuses when it comes to H-1B visas include the fact that some major companies overseas, primarily in India, have successfully managed to marshal many of these H-1B visas and make a profit off of them."
The move came in lieu with the Obama Administration's priority of providing jobs for Americans and therefore stepping up its enforcement of H-1B visa programme.