With another avalanche of petitions for H-1B temporary worker visas expected this year, U.S. immigration officials have adopted a new rule designed to address complaints that some companies are gaming the system.
Apparently, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has been receiving duplicate H-1B applications from companies for the same employee. About 500 duplicate applications were received last year, according to an Associated Press report.
The window for next year's H-1B allotments opens April 1. A new rule adopted Wednesday prohibits the practice of filing duplicate applications. Companies caught in violation will see their applications revoked or denied, … Read more