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Fact Sheet: DHS is Taking on COVID-19 Related Fraud

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been working nonstop to protect the American people from criminals who are attempting to exploit fear for financial gain.

Avoid Scams

The CIS Ombudsman's Office is warning the public that there is a fraud scam using the CIS Ombudsman's telephone number and that individuals should never give personal information over the phone to an individual claiming to be an Ombudsman official.

Putting American Workers First: USCIS Announces Further Measures to Detect H-1B Visa Fraud and Abuse Agency Creates Avenue for American Workers to Report Abuse

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced multiple measures to further deter and detect H-1B visa fraud and abuse. The H-1B visa program should help U.S. companies recruit highly-skilled foreign nationals when there is a shortage of qualified workers in the country. Yet, too many American workers who are as qualified, willing and deserving to work in these fields have been ignored or unfairly disadvantaged. Protecting American workers by combating fraud in our employment-based immigration programs is a priority for USCIS.

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Fight Against Online Tax Fraud

Identity theft and online fraud are on the rise during tax season as millions of Americans now file their taxes online. In the 2016 tax season, the IRS saw an approximate 400 percent surge in phishing and malware incidents targeting tax filers.  Sophisticated cybercriminals are looking to steal your identity and fraudulently claim your tax refund, making it critical to stay extra vigilant in the coming weeks.

Written testimony of USCIS for a Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing titled “Vows for Visas: Investigating K-1 Fiancé Fraud ”

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Field Operations Directorate Associate Director Daniel Renaud, USCIS Service Center Operations Directorate Associate Director Donald Neufeld, and USCIS Fraud Detection & National Security Associate Director Matt Emrich address the role of USCIS in the interagency process for adjudicating nonimmigrant fiancé(e) petitions, and its efforts to combat marriage fraud.

Secretary Johnson Opens Doors to State-of-the-Art Forensic Laboratory

Secretary Johnson officially unveils the renovated the ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Forensic Laboratory

Secretary Johnson officially unveils the renovated the ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Forensic Laboratory. (DHS Photo by Jetta Disco/Released)

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Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Deputy Director Dan Ragsdale and Virginia Congressman Rep. Gerry Connolly today unveiled a major renovation of the ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Forensic Laboratory in Tysons Corner, Virginia, to support the growing mission and capabilities of the one-of-a-kind lab.


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