H-1B visa racket uncovered in US, “tip of the iceberg”

Not a refugee issue but certainly part of the problem these days with too many foreign workers taking jobs Americans will do and want to do, the H-1B visa program allows companies to bring in skilled workers on a temporary basis.  You can read all about how the program works here, at the ICE website.   Hat tip:   Dinah Lord

From the Hindustan Times:

US federal authorities have claimed to have unearthed a major H-1B visa racket with the arrest of at least 11 persons, most of them suspected to be of Indian origin.

Though the officials did not reveal the citizenship of those arrested, the names released indicated that almost all of them are either Indian or persons of Indian origin.

Vision Systems Group, an IT company headquartered in South Plainfield New Jersey, has been indicted on 10 federal counts including conspiracy and mail fraud charge.


US Attorney Matthew Whitker alleged that Vision Systems Group, with a branch office in Coon Rapids, Iowa, used fraudulent documents to bring H-1B visa workers into the country, he was addressing a press conference at Des Moines, Iowa.

The Government is seeking the forfeiture of $7.4 million in proceeds raised through the alleged offences. “This is just the tip of the iceberg as far as this investigation goes,” he said.

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