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New Blanket L Form Reflects Heightened Scrutiny of Outsourcing Companies

In recent years the L-1 Intra-Company transfer visa program has come under scrutiny. Critics of the program, which allows a multinational company to transfer an executive, manager, or worker with “special knowledge” from a foreign affiliate to one of its U.S. offices, complain that the program has caused the displacement of American workers and is used as a “job shop” to transfer workers to third party entities in violation of U.S. employment law. In a partial attempt to cut down on abuse and heighten government scrutiny, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has introduced a revised version of Form I-129S, which is used when seeking an L-1 visa under the Blanket L program. Continue Reading