Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 99122807 (posted Dec. 28, 1999)"
U.S. Department of Justice
IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICE
Statement on FY 1999 H-1B Overage
On November 10, 1999, the Department of Justice’s Justice
Management Division, with funding by the INS, amended an existing contract and
authorized the consulting firm of KPMG to audit the H-1B program. The audit will complement preliminary agency
efforts to determine the amount of the H-1B overage in FY 1999, identify the
systems problems that led to the overage, and recommend corrective actions
necessary to eliminate those problems in FY 2000 and the future. INS expects KPMG to deliver its preliminary
findings early next year, with final recommendations due shortly thereafter, at
which time INS will determine the next appropriate steps.
continue to adjudicate FY 2000 H-1B petitions while the audit and other agency
efforts to identify problems with the program are ongoing. Data on the H-1B program will not be
released until INS is certain of its accuracy.