Day: October 17, 2009

Since its inception in 2004, FDNS has conducted inspections and collected data regarding benefit fraud of nonimmigrant visas. A report entitled H-1B Benefit Fraud & Compliance Assessment (BFCA) was released in September of 2008 with the findings of these prior investigations. The BFCA found a 21% baseline fraud and technical violation(s) rate for H-1B petitions and FDNS indicated that given the significant vulnerability, procedural changes would be forthcoming.