Gingrich’s immigration proposal hopes to streamline the application process for H-1B visas. The plan would take advantage of the credit card companies’ behavior-tracking software, which tracks credit card purchases, and Gingrich says that the same software could be used to look at behavioral patterns and detect when someone is improperly using a visa.
The current H-1B visa application process is too long and difficult, and may cause skilled workers to take their expertise to foreign countries if they can’t obtain H-1B work visas in the U.S., according to Kerry Fields, Professor of Clinical Finance and Business Economics at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business. “Industries are suffering greatly in the United States, because the U.S. government cannot well-administer the [H1B] visa program,” Fields said.
Research Director for the Aite Group, Julie McNelley says, however, that regarding preliminary identify verification, “I don’t think that outsourcing it to private industry makes a whole lot of sense because the government source data is the best data available for this.”