Recent reports suggest scrutiny at ports of entry is increasing for individuals seeking admission in H-1B status or other employment-based visa categories, especially those working for information technology consulting firms and those posted at third party worksites. For example, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has confirmed that inspectors at the Newark, New Jersey airport Port of Entry, working in conjunction with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services—Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) and the Department of Labor—Office of Investigations, were assisting in an investigation of certain H-1B petitioner companies. The officers questioned foreign nationals seeking admission in H-1B status about their employers, their pay, their job duties and sought other information regarding the terms and conditions of their employment. This information was then compared to representations made in relevant case filings. CBP in Newark has also confirmed that it has begun conducting random checks of returning H-1B, L-1 and other employment-based visa holders to verify that the information provided by the foreign national is consistent with information provided in relevant petition or application filings. If this additional questioning reveals discrepancies, CBP may choose to allow the foreign national to withdraw his or her application for admission or to subject the foreign national to expedited removal (deportation) from the United States. For additional information see the Seyfarth Management Alert on this topic.