In response to Senator Charles Grassley’s September 29, 2009 inquiry into the H-1B visa program and fraud detection efforts, Mr. Alejandro Mayorkas, Director of Citizenship and Immigration Services, indicated that the H-1B fraud detection site visits would increase five-fold. For the most recent federal fiscal year, October 1, 2008 – September 30, 2009, there were approximately 5,000 site visits. The goal for fiscal year 2009 – 2010 is to complete 25,000 such visits. Therefore, as outlined in the previous posting on this topic, employers can continue to expect site visits as part of the H-1B petition process.