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Capacity to take in employers of L1 and H1 visas are to be
expanded in US site inspection program by Us Citizenship and immigration
services. Unannounced site visits will be made to prevent abuse of L1 visa
breaching anti job shop rules.
24th Feb 2014 immigration reform is unlikely and
blames to be made on Obama by senior republican 19th Feb 2014 US immigration opens for H1b
applicants on 1st April
During the first quarter of fiscal year 2014-15 the visits
are expected to begin. Fiscal year of Us begins on
October 1st.The fact about site visits either to be made to new L1
petitions or to the existing once also is not clear.
A report by the inspector General of Department of Homeland
Security as reported by workpermit.com had called for reform of the L-1 Visa
system to prevent abuse. This is a part of USCIS response.
L1A and L1B
The basic need of L1q visas is to allow international
companies with offices to transfer worker from overseas operations to work in
US. The 2 types of visas in L1 category are L-1A for executives and managers
and L1B for specialized workers with knowledge, where in L-1A lasts for seven
years and L-1B for maximum five years.
For qualifying with L1A visa the international worker must
have worked for US Company having qualifying relationship with foreign company.
The meaning of this is foreign company and US Company are linked in a way which
is qualifying for L1 visa.
As communicated by USCIS it is said that for firms to
continue to have qualifying relationship US firm should be a parent affiliate,
subsidy or branch of foreign entity and both the US office and foreign entity
should share common ownership and control.
L1 visas are used by international outsourcing companies
like TCS, Cognizant, IBM, Wipro and Infosys .Outsourcing process is nothing but
where companies contract out functions to other companies.
If firm A Contracts work for Firm B firm B will carry out
work for Firm A fro the specific duration.
If firm B is an international outsourcing company bringing
in workers from outside Us on L1 of Firm A then it might bring in suspicion the
workers were actually from firm A and not from firm B.
When L1 worker is stationed at offices of another company,
then USCIS says would place outsourcing companies breaching the immigration
laws unless firm B can show the worker is not under control of Firm A the
client of outsourcing company.
It would be feasible for L1 visa holder to conduct short
term project at third company offices.
USCIS has communicated that office visits is to ensure that
L1 workers are employed in accordance with immigration laws.
International outsourcing firms are said to be affected by
checks made on L1 visa because check s are not taken place at offices of
companies which are blanket petitions when applying for L1 .
The working of blanket petitions is as follows when firms
apply for L1 visa it is easy to prove the relationship which can be qualifying
rather prove over again. This is done by blanket petition.
The proof of qualifying relationship is applied by US firm who
will apply for L1 visa. A blanket petition approval notice is received.
No need for Full proof.
Rather than sending full proofs of companies qualifying for
L1 visas only a copy of notice with each L-1 application copy is sent then.
L1 workers nominated will still need to display that they
are managers or have specialized knowledge.
Blanket petitions which are meant for large employers will
not be subject to these checks .since all large outsourcing companies use
blanket petitions their offices will not be visited by USCIS.
Site inspections without notice
Checks are carried out by USCIS on companies that employ
foreign workers on H1B since 2009.Site inspections are said to be made without
any prior notice. Inspectors instruct to check the H1b Visa holders are working
in terms of visa grant laws