Visa Fraud

"Unfortunately, State Department senior managers have not required or encouraged consular officers — even those assigned to manage fraud prevention units — to get the necessary training and learn about the new tools to counter fraud."

- Jessica Vaughan, CIS Director of Policy Studies

"Most visa processing posts are woefully understaffed, which results in very brief interviews. Managers value speed of adjudication over clarity of decision making, so many borderline visa cases that deserve closer scrutiny end up being issuances."

- David Seminara, CIS Fellow

Marriage Fraud - Tourist Visa Fraud - Student Visa Fraud - Diversity Visa Lottery Fraud

Liberal Judges Meet Section 214b of the INA

By David Seminara
February 2017

Hiring Freeze Could Hurt Immigration Control

By David Seminara
January 2017

Revisiting One-Sided Marriage Fraud

By Dan Cadman
November 2016