US to heavily fine Infosys for using visitor visas

  • The federal government is soon to hand out its biggest immigration fine ever, amounting to $35M.

    Infosys has been caught for sneaking workers into the US on visitor visas (B-1) instead of the required temporary work visas (H-1B). Doing so would have allowed the Indian outsourcing company to undercut competition and offer cheap employees. 

    H-1B visas are not only limited to 65,000 a year but are also expensive and time consuming to obtain. B-1 visas, on the other hand, cost only $160 and can get approved in a matter of days. 

    Infosys provides technical services in India as well as employees to the US; its clients include companies such as Goldman Sachs and Wal-Mart. 

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