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Old 31st October 2013, 17:19   #136
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But in this case owners of the company are of the highest ethical standards. So it must be the HR guy.
I cant vouch for the ethical standards of the owners since i dont know them personally. Maybe you do.
Blaming the "HR guy" seems too simplistic a view to me.
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You missed the joke... never mind.
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Infosys faces record fine in US - $35 million Infosys is accused of putting workers on visitor visas rather than work visas. The former are much easier and cheaper to obtain than the latter. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/t...w/24858021.cms

So much for the great, pure-as-the-driven-snow, holier-than-everyone-else Mr NRN. First he barges back in to the Infy Management team because he simply cannot stay away, control freak that he is. Then he brings his wonderful super-meritorious son in, after having bragged from the roof tops that Infy is a completely professional company with absolutely no family member being eligible for management positions. Now this blatant mis-use of B1 Visas.
Thus are the mighty fallen and even the great and the good amongst us seem to have feet of squishy squashy clay...
Ha!
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You missed the joke... never mind.
Hehe you know its hard for me to imagine you cracking a joke
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The TOI news article does not give the complete details as usual. This fine on Infy is due to one person taking the matter to the courts in US.
http://www.itworld.com/it-management...gainst-infosys
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The TOI news article does not give the complete details as usual. This fine on Infy is due to one person taking the matter to the courts in US.
http://www.itworld.com/it-management...gainst-infosys
These are 2 different cases. The Brenda Koehler case hasn't started hearing yet, I think.
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These are 2 different cases. The Brenda Koehler case hasn't started hearing yet, I think.
Looks like this is from an earlier lawsuit then
http://profit.ndtv.com/news/corporat...million-371008
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What CNN seems to have reported yesterday is a statement came from their official spokesperson that till date the Visa fraud claim has yet remain unproven and the amount Infy is paying as fine is for I9 form errors which are reported by the USCIS/Foreign office around sametime.

Infy ourightly denying all allegations.
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Looks like Indian diplomats also dont think much about breaking the immigration and visa laws!
http://www.firstpost.com/india/india...d-1284915.html

EDIT: And her father claims racial bias!
http://www.ptinews.com/news/4232960_...s--father.html
This is so sad that its almost funny!!
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Guys

A friend of mine is thinking of applying for a H1 via a body-shopper. Though I cautioned him about the pitfalls, he seems keen. But I'd like to know what the existing cap is and whether a lottery system exists. I haven't been following this thread for long,hence this question.
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whether a lottery system exists.
If you are talking about the Green Card Lottery system, Indians aren't eligible for it.
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If you are talking about the Green Card Lottery system, Indians aren't eligible for it.
No, I was under the impression that the H1B visa cap is 65000, and when they get more applications, they pick some up at random for processing, and reject the rest. I may be wrong, and hence this question.
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But I'd like to know what the existing cap is and whether a lottery system exists.
The cap is same as 65,000.

USCIS typically starts accepting applications starting from April 1st. So, the start date for accepting H1B Visa 2015 petitions would be April 1st, 2014.

Last year for the 2014 visa applications, the cap of 65,000 reached within 5 days.
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Guys

A friend of mine is thinking of applying for a H1 via a body-shopper. Though I cautioned him about the pitfalls, he seems keen. But I'd like to know what the existing cap is and whether a lottery system exists. I haven't been following this thread for long,hence this question.
The existing cap is 65,000 for H1B. Additional 20,000 for people with a masters degree from the US.
A lottery system will be applied only if the number of applications received exceeds 65,000 in the first few days after the cap opens. The lottery was applied in Apr'13 , after a gap of many years. If quota is not reached, it is always first come first serve.
There is no guarantee that this would happen again this year.. Though from what I have been hearing and seeing around me , companies are taking no chances and are sending in as many applications as they possibly can, presumably to maximise their chances in a lottery.
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Thanks guys, that was very informative. I used to diligently follow such news more than a decade ago, when some of us were keen on H1 visas. Things were different then, and the cap was a lot higher, I think.

My friend says that his body shopper is charging a fee of $4500, of which $3000 is refundable if the visa is not through. I cautioned my friend to explore what exactly 'visa is not through' means, as it could have different perceptions.

What surprises me is the amount of fee being charged. A decade ago, the US INS used to charge a lot less for visas.
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