Combating Asylum Fraud and Abuse
To make it as easy as possible to report suspected immigration benefit fraud and abuse (excluding the H-1B and H-2B programs), we have established an email address dedicated to receiving information.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with tips, alleged violations, and other relevant information about potential fraud and abuse. Be sure to include as much information as possible, including:
- The subject’s full name, date and place of birth, and country of citizenship (if known)
- A description of the alleged violation, abuse, or suspected fraud
- Any numeric identifiers such as alien numbers (A-Numbers) or receipt numbers
- Any other information that may be useful to investigate the alleged fraud or abuse
AUTHORITIES: The information requested as part of the tip reporting process, and the associated evidence, is collected under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) sections INA §§ 287(a)-(b),(f) and 235(d)(3)-(4), as well as Homeland Security Delegation No. 0150 and 0150.1 paragraphs (I), (N) and (S).
PURPOSE: The primary purpose for providing the requested information is to assist USCIS in investigating allegations of immigration fraud. USCIS uses the information you provide to ensure the integrity of the legal immigration system and to determine eligibility for a requested benefit.
DISCLOSURE: The information you provide about yourself is voluntary. However, failure to provide your contact information may hinder USCIS’s ability to follow up with you on your tip and take further action. Furthermore, USCIS requires you to provide certain information about the subject of the tip to verify the identity of the subject and allow USCIS to research and determine whether the tip is actionable. Failure to provide the required information will result in USCIS being unable to verify the subject’s identity and investigate the suspected fraud.
ROUTINE USES: DHS may, where allowable under relevant confidentiality provisions, share the information you provide and any additional requested evidence with other Federal, state, local, and foreign government agencies and authorized organizations. DHS follows approved routine uses described in the associated published system of records notices [DHS-USCIS-001 - Alien File, Index, and National File Tracking System, DHS/USCIS-006 Fraud Detection National Security Records, and DHS/ALL-016 - Department of Homeland Security Correspondence Records] and the published privacy impact assessment [DHS/USCIS/PIA-013-01 Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate], which you can find at https://www.dhs.gov/privacy. DHS may also share this information, as appropriate, for law enforcement purposes or in the interest of national security.