Combating Fraud and Abuse in the H-2B Visa Program

The H-2B visa program helps U.S. companies or U.S. agents who meet specific regulatory requirements to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary nonagricultural jobs. Protecting American workers by combating fraud in our employment-based immigration programs is a priority for USCIS. 

Reporting Suspected H-2B Fraud or Abuse

We have established an email address dedicated to receiving information about suspected H-2B fraud or abuse. When submitting an email, please include the following information:  

  • The name of the H-2B petitioning employer/company
  • The address of the employer/company or location of the H-2B worker(s), including the city and state
  • A description of the alleged violation, abuse, or suspected fraud
  • Your email address
  • Your name and phone number (optional)
  • Any other information that may be useful to investigate the alleged fraud or abuse

Anyone (including both American workers and H-2B workers who suspect they or others may be the victim of H-2B fraud or abuse) can send us anonymous tips, alleged violations, and other relevant information about potential H 2B fraud or abuse. Please email us at ReportH2BAbuse@uscis.dhs.gov.

Individuals are also encouraged to report allegations of employer fraud and abuse to the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division by contacting 1-866-487-9243 or visit www.dol.gov/whd  to locate the nearest office for assistance. The public may also contact U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) by completing the HSI Tip Form.

Promoting Transparency

Transparency about how the H-2B program is being used is vital to ensuring accountability for employers and improving policies and practices that protect American workers. To view reports and data about H-2B petitions for previous fiscal years, please visit the Buy American Hire American: Putting American Workers First page and the Immigration and Citizenship Data page.

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