Asked about 1 year ago - Dallas, TXFlag
I am a law clerk (not licensed yet) working for a immigration law firm. My boss filed an H-1B for me, he asked me to pay filing fees back to him in cash, and I did. I did some research, found out the $500 must be paid by the employer no matter what. I would like to report his violation. I am okay to lose my H-1B as a result of my report. Please let me know what my options are.
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What he did was illegal. You can report him if you wish.
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wow, how short sited and he's an attorney? One wonders how he treats his clients, not much regard for ethics apparently. BUT, think, think, think, first before you act. Try to find another employer, get your own status secured and in status, and then report him to the Wage and Hourly Division of the US Department of Labor, USCIS, and the State Bar Grievance Commitee of your state, BUT first, don't use your emotions. Secure your own status first by porting to another employer so you get another valid H-1B and then go balistic on him/her. Now, you're just shooting yourself in the foot. Think of your future first, use your calm logic not your emosions although you must be really upset and rightfully so. Good luck.
I am sorry to hear the story. What he did was illegal. You could report him to the Texas Bar Association if your boss is an attorney. (http://www.texasbar.com/AM/Template.cfm?Section...)
I agree with Attorney Baboun that this is a complex situation to be thought through, and to get informed legal advice, before action. Here are a few posts on the www.h1blegalrights.com blog (co-authored by myself and immigration attorney Vonda Vandaveer) that discuss some factors to consider:
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