Feds: Disney under Investigation for H-1B Abuse
The Walt Disney Company and other employers regularly utilizing the H-1B visa program are under investigation for alleged abuse, according to a Department of Homeland Security letter to Congress.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) acting director James McCament wrote in a letter to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) that there are “multiple investigations” of employers who use the H-1B visa.
Every year, more than 100,000 foreign workers are brought to the U.S. on the H-1B visa. Most recently, that number has ballooned to potentially hundreds of thousands annually, as universities and non-profits are exempt from the cap. With more entering the U.S. through the visa, Americans are often replaced.
Among those being investigated, USCIS confirmed, are Disney, Eversource Energy–formerly Northeast Utilites–and the University of California San Francisco.
“U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has participated…
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