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Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

MAN SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR FAKING H-1B TECH WORKER PETITIONS

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From the San Francisco Chronicle:



A Concord man was sentenced on Friday to six months in prison and three years of supervised release, for making false statements on 11 applications for high-technology worker visas, United States Attorney Melinda Haag and Patrick Durkin, Special Agent In-Charge of the Diplomatic Security Service announced.


Chennupati admitted that between April 1, 2008 and March 3, 2009, he submitted 11 foreign worker petitions to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services that contained counterfeit job offer letters from the Gap Corporation, Wells Fargo Bank and Genentech.


Chennupati also admitted that he falsely stated on the foreign worker petitions that he had 11 jobs available from these companies.


According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, no high-technology worker visas were issued from Chennupati's 11 fraudulent applications.



Many of the allegations lodged by critics of the H-1B program regard things already against the law. Better enforcement of existing law and focusing on bad actors is the answer instead of making things ridiculously difficult for the vast majority of employers playing by the rules.


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  1. goodlucksuccess's Avatar
    I do think the H-1B visa should NOT be tied to any employers. It is because employees will find trouble in case they need to change their jobs. In the long run, this H-1B visa is related to the legal immigration.

    Under the global economic recession, personally I do think the immigration policy should be changed----to cut down family based immigration and this in turn to avoid chain immigration. It is because most family based immigrants don't know English and without skill or money. We need to allow rich and knowledgeable people to immigrate to set up companies to create job opportunities. If some foreign advanced graduates in US universities in academic major Science and Medicine and who are also rich (at least to have over one million cash or assets), then these type of people can be qualified to immigrate. After immigration, if they can't find jobs, they will automatically open companies to create jobs. Moreover, after immigration, friends or relatives of this type of rich immigrants will visit US and it indirectly uplift the sales in airline tickets, hotel reservations, restuarant reservations and all kinds of retail business. Also, those immigrants are rich enough to bring inflow of cash to buy houses, cars and uplift the sales of all kinds of retail business. Overall, money and knowledge are keys for immigration but not immigrate under family umbrella.

    If you think ONLY rich foreign graduates can immigrate, it is unfair to other graduates. Then to grant green card to all those Science and Medicine advanced graduates will be another good option to avoid H-1B fraud. However, these green card new immigrants should have a responsibility to create jobs by setting up companies to hire at least one person. Then they will all fit the requirement of "money and knowledge" are keys for immigration.
  2. Jack's Avatar
    "I do think the immigration policy should be changed----to cut down family based immigration and this in turn to avoid chain immigration. It is because most family based immigrants don't know English and without skill or money. We need to allow rich and knowledgeable people to immigrate to set up companies to create job opportunities."

    Thanks for being realistic. Have you ever noticed that a lot of people who make the case for richer/more educated are reluctant to acknowledge that their argument is a case AGAINST poorer/less educated? They also tend to favor mass legalization which (with accompanying chain migration) will make the already overwhelming ratio of poorer/less educated to richer/more educated even more acute. Thus, many of the people who sound like they are pushing for more discriminate immigration are really just asking for more people whoever they are.

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