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H-1B Visa Program: More Oversight by Labor Can Improve Compliance with Program Requirements

GAO-06-901T Published: Jun 22, 2006. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 2006.
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The H-1B visa program assists U.S. employers in temporarily filling certain occupations with highly-skilled foreign workers. There is considerable interest regarding how Labor, along with Homeland Security and Justice, is enforcing the requirements of the program. This testimony summarizes our report, GAO-06-720, that describes how Labor carries out its H-1B program responsibilities and how Labor works with other agencies involved in the H-1B program.

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Data collectionData integrityEmployment of foreign nationalsH-1B VisasImmigrationInteragency relationsInternal controlsLabor lawProgram managementTemporary employment