L-1A Managers and Executive Targeted by Scam Letters

L-1A Managers and Executive Targeted by Scam Letters
May 11, 2016

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) attorneys have reported suspicious letters being sent to L-1A employees (internationally transferred managers/executives).

 

The scam letters claim that an L-1A employee’s wage is too low and requests certain financial documents such as pay-stubs and W-2 statements.  The letter assures the L-1A that the investigation is against his/her employer, that cooperating will not negatively impact the L-1A’s immigration status, and that cooperating will lead to being recommended for a fast-tracked green card. The letters are on what appears to be USCIS letterhead and claim to be signed by Lori Scialabba, Deputy Director of USCIS.

 

USCIS has confirmed to AILA that it did not send such letters.  If you have received a letter that appears to be a scam, please send a copy to Public.Engagement@uscis.dhs.gov, with the subject line “L-1A Executive Letter Scam.”