A number of employers have reported receiving suspicious letters being sent to L-1A executives.  The letters use incorrect grammar, and claim to be signed by Lori Scialabba, Deputy Director of USCIS.  Upon learning of these suspicious letters, The American Immigration Lawyer’s Association (AILA) reached out to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which confirmed that USCIS did not send the letters.  If you receive a similar letter that appears to be a scam (see sample below), please send a copy to Public.Engagement@uscis.dhs.gov, with the subject line “L-1A Executive Letter Scam.”  If you are unsure of the authenticity of any correspondence you receive from USCIS, contact your immigration attorney for assistance.

L-1A Executive Letter Scam


Alka Bahal is a Partner and the Co-Chair of the Corporate Immigration Practice of Fox Rothschild LLP. Alka is situated in Fox Rothschild’s Roseland, New Jersey office though she practices throughout the United States and at Consulates worldwide. You can reach Alka at (973) 994-7800, or abahal@foxrothschild.com.