Infosys Faces Record U.S. Immigration Fine

Infosys Faces Record U.S. Immigration Fine
October 29, 2013

Multiple news outlets are reporting that the federal government is set to slap Infosys Ltd. with the largest immigration fine ever, claiming the Indian outsourcing giant illegally placed workers on visitor visas, rather than work visas, at big corporate clients across the U.S.

 

The government is expected to announce Wednesday it will fine Infosys about $35 million, according to people close to the matter. An investigation by the Department of Homeland Security and the State Department found that the Indian company used inexpensive, easy-to-obtain B-1 visas meant to cover short business visits-instead of harder-to-get H-1B work visas-to bring an unknown number of its employees for long-term stays, these people say.

 

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