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Stop EB1 C ABUSE and FRAUDULENT filing

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Respected President & Congress members,

We would like to appraise you of a particular area of United States Immigration law that has a huge potential of fraud and misrepresentation along with being unfairly biased in favor of the people who choose to abuse it. We are talking about the Employment-based first preference category EB1C (International Managers). As you are already probably aware, the requirements for eligibility in that category is just a year of overseas managerial experience in a company that conducts business in both US and abroad. We are sure you will agree that compared to the fair and stringent requirements of EB1A (persons of exceptional ability) and EB1B (outstanding researchers), this is a rather simple qualification to prove. Moreover it opens up avenues for fraud and misrepresentation particularly by overseas companies doing business in USA to unfairly take advantage of this simple requirement.

The following example illustrates the fallacy:
Person A (originally from India) has a US masters degree in a STEM field and works for a company in a managerial job that requires a Masters degree and a few years of experience. This person can only file in EB2 category which is badly backlogged.

Person B (originally from India) has a bachelors degree in a STEM field and works for a company in a job that requires a Bachelors degree and a few years of experience. This person can only file in EB3 category which is even more severely backlogged.

In contrast, Person C (originally from India) works as some manager (over a year) in an Indian software company that also conducts business in the USA. This person can file in EB1C and will get preference over Persons A & B. Please note that for Person C, educational qualifications are irrelevant as there is no such requirement and moreover they are determined by the employing company. So potentially a person with a high school diploma can qualify in that category, not to mention that the prospect of frauds opens up exponentially. Contrast this with EB1A (persons of exceptional ability) and EB1B (outstanding researchers). In terms of immigration preference, person C is considered at par with a Nobel Prize worthy scholar (EB1A) or a renowned Researcher in a STEM field (EB1B). I am sure you are able to see the fallacy easily.

With the recent measures taken to curtail fraud in programs like H1B, the perpetrators have increasingly turned to this EB1C category. We would like to request you to kindly take up the matter with the appropriate authorities about this issue and restore some parity in the above categories. Ideally the EB1C category should be abolished or downgraded to a lower preference category.

Request your help with this.
Thanking you in anticipation,

Employment Based Legal Immigrant Community

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Please STOP EB1 abuse... lot of EB1 filings are completely fake.
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Please sign this petition to white house https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/stop-eb1-c-green-card-fraud
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Please sign this petition to white house
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Kishore n. writes:
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Due to a loophole in EB1C eligibility criteria, it is abused by outsourcers. Please take measures so that qualified individuals who are paying taxes from years and waiting patiently get the justice.
2 days ago
Someone from Frederick, MD writes:
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stop it!!!
3 days ago
Someone from Dublin, CA writes:
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Stop EB1-C abuse
4 days ago
Someone from Richboro, PA writes:
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I am very disappointed by seeing this EB1C abuse by TCS, CTS and Infosys. Why congress or senate not even taking any actions. Why DT administration is stopping this abuse. It is much more than H1B abuse. Why this surge came in EB1C ? Every programmer/developer is getting GC through this back door. USA is a land of laws, people following law should be protected and respected. EB2 people waiting in queue will be in queue for 80 years. EB1C guys and getting GC through backdoor. Please do something. We need fairness and justice.
4 days ago
Someone from Harrisburg, PA writes:
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EB1C is a big loop hole that these INDIAN companies are exploiting big time. This is a big disaster for American Jobs and it has to be stop. The government should talk to Indian government about these fraudulent companies. Wipro, Infosys, Tech Mahindra etc...
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