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February 14, 2009

U.S. announces arrests in several states alleging H1B visa fraud

According to ComputerWorld: ” Federal agents on Thursday said they arrested 11 people in six states in a crackdown on H-1B visa fraud and unsealed documents that detail how the visa process was used to undercut the salaries of U.S. workers.”

“The arrests were carried out by federal, state and local agents working in Iowa, California, Massachusetts, Texas, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and New Jersey. The government’s action “is the result of an extensive, ongoing investigation into suspected H-1B visa fraud, mail fraud and conspiracy,” said Matthew Whitaker, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Iowa, in a statement.”

“The company that seemed to get the most attention from federal authorities is Vision Systems Group Inc., which authorities said had its principal places of business in Somerset and South Plainfield, N.J., and an office in Coon Rapids, Iowa. The company was cited in a 10-count indictment.”

ComputerWorld worte on October, 2008: “An internal report by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) examining the H-1B visa program has found evidence of forged documents and fake degrees, and even “shell” companies giving addresses of fake locations.”

Update: The government arrested on conspiracy and mail fraud Shiva Neeli in Boston, Ramakrishna Maguluri in Atlanta, Villiappan Subbaiah in Dallas, Suresh Pola in Pennsylvania, Karambir Yadav in Louisville, Ky., Amit Justa and Venkata Guduru, both in New Jersey, and Vijay Myneni in San Jose. Charged with conspiracy, mail fraud and wire fraud was Vishnu Reddy in Los Angeles and Chockalingam Palaniappan in San Jose, who operated a company named Pacific West Corp. in Santa Clara, Calif.

59 Comments »

  1. Its about time they started cracking down on these jackasses. A lot of these small Indian shops (and big ones are no exception) have been encouraging these things for a really long time now. Faked resumes, experience letters, degrees, payroll.. any piece of paper, and not to mention millions of dollars worth of software they use for training. They prowl on immigrants and fresh grads, who’re looking for jobs, turn then into tech consultants within a week with some crappy training given by another ‘consultant’, who’s probably another chap peddling a fake resume.. or two.. you know.. to diversify. Sometimes these trainers are paid to interview for someone else. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Hey USCIS – Random sample that!!!

    Comment by madcat — February 15, 2009 @ 11:11 am | Reply

  2. Amazing. I wasn’t even aware of this. With the stringent requirements for visa and the punishments associated with federal crimes of this magnitude, I am surprised anyone would mess around with immigration.
    Madcat: Just because people are crappy doesn’t mean they are illegal. In some countries you can easily buy your degree. Those guys laugh at you for being honest and working hard and eventually try to take advantage of your hard work by taking credit and trying to make you look like a fool.
    Nevertheless, I have met very good people on H1-B who really kicked ass and others who were total duds.

    Comment by myphotoscout — February 15, 2009 @ 8:32 pm | Reply

  3. We should STOP issuing H1B visas to foreigners, we have plenty of qualified AMERICANS looking for work. Lets put dollars in our pockets, not in the pockets of others.

    Comment by don't apologize — February 15, 2009 @ 9:06 pm | Reply

  4. It’s sad to note that US Federal Agents have woken up so late. They should have curbed these trends that were rampant over the last 10 years. In the process US has lost an opportunity to get quality professionals from India and elsewhere. I do not blame the Consulting shops for having exploited these loop holes in the US immigration laws. I think US should continue to remain open and vigilant when it comes to hiring quality IT professionals.

    Comment by Anshu Gupta — February 15, 2009 @ 9:22 pm | Reply

  5. myphotoscout: Appreciate the comment. My remarks were not about the average H employee, but on the companies that prowl on them to make a buck off their hard work and immigration status. I’m an H employee myself and I’m disgusted with these employers and their devious methods. My link didn’t come through either.. goolti dot com .. read the comments about each company there.

    Comment by madcat — February 15, 2009 @ 10:05 pm | Reply

  6. All green cards and naturalization certificates should be revoked from those who obtained them thru H1B visa fraud. Those morons from INS must shake up their asses and do the job.

    Comment by Anonymous — February 15, 2009 @ 10:30 pm | Reply

  7. I have seen a lot of Indian IT programmers coming here with H1B visa. Some of them are good, but many of them are really really suspicious. They apparently have no experience, they don’t know any fundamental computer science knowledge but they can answer some buzz words IT questions, they don’t have any coding experience and write crap codes. It is really surprising how these people got their degrees. Now I understand why — their degrees are just fake !

    Comment by Anonymous — February 16, 2009 @ 7:08 am | Reply

  8. Fraudulent Consultants should be shot dead.A lot of Qualified Workers(Doesn’t matter which country they belong too) loose oppurtunities…

    Comment by King — February 16, 2009 @ 9:49 am | Reply

  9. http://www.andhrastudio.com/ap.php?id=1339

    Comment by USA gets most fake papers from Hyderabad? — February 16, 2009 @ 11:01 am | Reply

  10. http://www.expressbuzz.com/edition/story.aspx?Title=Cooks,+drivers+sent+to+US+as+engineers&artid=BjesCXfkCqc=&SectionID=xAV59odivTs

    Cooks, drivers sent to US as engineers!

    A new dimension is emerging in the infamous Satyam saga. Information available with the Express suggests that thousands of people have been sent to the United States by the IT major on the basis of fake educational and employment
    certificates.

    About 400 of them from Hyderabad figure in the long list of those sent to the US by manipulating the records.

    Comment by Manager — February 16, 2009 @ 11:19 am | Reply

  11. I think there should be better control systems, but I wonder how these people would pass any job interview if only half of what is said here is true. We always screen every candidate and those would stick out like a sore thumb. I have never seen this.

    Comment by myphotoscout — February 17, 2009 @ 9:44 am | Reply

  12. I would like to leave a comment on the so-called “stringent” control systems of USCIS. Do not just look from your perspective. A normal person like you and me are able to get this sort of sensitive information. Dont you guys think the USCIS and SEVIS know about this earlier? I feel,when something fraudulent happens, it is malpractice on both sides. There should have been some culprits inside the US Immigration too who are helping those Consultant and big-time companies. How can some other country find the loop-holes and manage to do all this from decades without the help from the “inside people”??…Think for a second guys! I am not supporting anyone, am just giving my thoughts.
    And here is one more, fake certificates and degrees are available readily on the internet “in the US and made by the US citizens” too, then does it matter if they got those from India or US? Do you know that the interview process in India is far more complex than here! All those qualified IT people are getting employed in India. The not-so-qualified are the ones that are coming to the US.
    When employers in the US interview them, they should also look at their course work, bachelor`s degree major, do some research on the university they came from and such stuff. Every company does a background check on new-hires, is that just for namesake, or do they really do the “check”. Why cannot they find this fraud if they did a stringent check?. Think about it guys. Every company does`nt matter India or US or any other country, does FRAUD to a certain extent for saving their money. I can bet on it.

    Comment by WeNeedTruth — February 18, 2009 @ 9:38 am | Reply

  13. Seems like everyone is heated up with these discussion. This is just for pacifying you guys. Enjoy the cartoon, do not take it too serious.

    Just for gags!

    Comment by WeNeedTruth — February 19, 2009 @ 8:01 am | Reply

  14. its just that americans waking up after a long good sleep after ‘camping, trekking, rafting, BBQ’ng’ to visualize that while they enjoyed they were laid off and the foreign workers put in efforts and slogged day and night to keep their asses on the office chair!

    not all H1 or L1’s are good..but not all are bad either!
    they survive in an economy where they have to hang on with tremors all around while the americans (long back immigrants but surely who have a right more than H1’s and L1’s) want fat pay’s and bonuses!

    sux

    in a world of globalization, example – place yoursefl on the driver’s seat –
    if you own an oranization and have 3 choices –
    80K salalry to US citizen
    60K salalry to a H1
    10K salary to offshoring company

    what would you as an individual do ?

    forget american/european/south american / chinese etc here?

    you wanna shell out money? or keep some money?

    be frank buddies…..

    Comment by Nick an H1 holder — February 27, 2009 @ 5:58 am | Reply

  15. I am from Germany, an IT Consultant in Manila for four years now. Mostly, multinational IT companies ( Accenture, IBM, headstrong) hire third party group to do background investigation on prospective applicants, verification of school records, previous employments and even applicants neighborhood. I was shocked to know when i read a confi report from HR, that even the neighborhood’s comment is listed e.g. applicant is moron, drunk every saturday night, fights with his wife during payday or could be positive the applicant is part time preacher, never get talk to anyone in the neighborhood like that info. USCIS should hire third party investigators in each applicant’s country of origin and do the same,cost would be shouldered by the employer offcourse.

    Comment by Jack — February 27, 2009 @ 8:20 am | Reply

  16. Can the Americans survive without the Indian IT workers in the USA ?

    Comment by Pradeep — February 27, 2009 @ 8:47 am | Reply

    • oh yes we can, once we are rid of the people that screwed American IT by underbidding on contracts. I have fired/not hired so many Indians that CLEARLY laced their resume with falsehoods. I will no longer hire H1Bs. You guys have imploded your own underhanded ways–just like how you run your hotels here in the US.

      Comment by InDeep — March 2, 2009 @ 6:28 pm | Reply

      • Do onething, send all foreigners here and stop all the flights from US to any foreign countries.. then US will be a perfect place.. there wont be any robbery, any crimes…

        Comment by Ssm — March 8, 2009 @ 11:57 am | Reply

  17. #15- There are many hard working American workers. IT is famous for long hours.

    The offshoring company typically charges $30 an hour. This is $30/hour X 40 hours/week * 52 week/year = $62,400 per year. The offshore worker may only be receiving 10,000, but from a business perspective, the cost is 62,400 per offshore worker per year. The offshoring company keeps the difference.

    Add to that the number of extras such as liasons,translators, training, more quality assurance, etc. and you can see it costs more to offshore. The other cost is time-to-market, which takes longer with offshoring.

    The other point to make is that the US workers credentials such as University degrees are accredited in the United States. The curriculum must meet standards for the University to issue degrees. The education system is more expensive in the United States for the US worker. This cost is passed to the company at the workers rate of salary. These Universities are trusted because they are accredited. It is fairly easy for the employer to check the credentials of the US worker by asking the University for a confirmation of the degree.

    Another point to make is that most of the products and services are sold to the United States companies, a much larger market share, then developing countries. Having the sales people close to the developers makes the firm agile and flexible to many changes and wants of the customer in a competitive world.

    Other points are protections such as legal protections, copyright, patents, etc that the company may want to keep close.

    So you can see, it is beneficial from this point of view to have the IT workers in the US.

    I think a compromise may be to have the IT unique items for the developing country developed in that country, such as language, graphic symbols, presentation to the developing country’s end user, reports in the developing countries language and quality assurance of that language.

    After reading your post, it does not sound like a very good place to work and I hope you find a much happier place to work.

    Peace

    Comment by Compromise — February 27, 2009 @ 10:06 am | Reply

  18. The companies exploited the loop holes as there are no proper checks in place in the h1’s native country. I came across a person in the US who did not even graduate from college but had a fake degree. He owns a house, green card and maybe a citizen in future. This is not limited to one particular country but across the globe where crooks exist and frauds take place.

    Comment by Justice — February 27, 2009 @ 10:49 am | Reply

  19. The whole discussion is needless.Its the US companies that sought after cost cutting and are the greediest of all. Just look at the recession..whose handiwork is this.Its the US companies and third rated government.This country preys on other countries for its dominance and in the process has hurt itself.This is so called developed country but cant even regulate its immigration system..Like everywhere else governments here are working for welthiest. If you are naive everybody exploits you..Wat about illegal Mexicans in the country…
    Wasnt Enron totaly American and got the heck out of so called Americans..
    Infact I see everywhere 60% of Indian dudes running the big IT shops.

    So peace dudes and accept the facts!!!

    Comment by FrankDude — February 27, 2009 @ 4:13 pm | Reply

  20. check all records back again of h1b and citizens who are former h1bs ( especially from India, it’s just the truth ). Once proven fake, take all the monies and possession acquired during his stay in the USA and send them back to India (more than 70% could be going home). For the legal ones, enjoy your stay and the fruits of your earnings, but for the fakers kill them all.

    Comment by George the C++ — February 27, 2009 @ 6:33 pm | Reply

  21. #21 I agree, I was in Chennai before for an offshore project. I’ve seen in the streets fake Diplomas, Certificates being sold legally. Gosh you could even have a masters degree in minutes, it’s a do while you wait thing. I should have bought multiple degrees when i was there, engineering, medicine and law. I just don’t know which one should i use after (LOL).

    Comment by Brenda — February 27, 2009 @ 6:42 pm | Reply

    • 21. please dont exaggarate.. I am indian born and brought up in India. I never heard anything like that..

      Comment by Ssm — February 28, 2009 @ 6:09 pm | Reply

    • The kind of stories you would make up… taking advantage of your own countrymen’s ignorance of other places!

      Comment by GCH — March 2, 2009 @ 11:48 am | Reply

    • you dont have to exaggerate to highlight the wrongdoings of some by telling that all Indians buy certificates in streets

      Comment by Greg — March 6, 2009 @ 11:26 am | Reply

  22. Hi Guys,

    There is crime everywhere in all kinds of society and at the same time there are honest and good people everywhere.

    So stop going ga ga about the fraudulent companies. I am an H1B employee I know how hard it was to get a 4 year computer science degree.
    Everyday was really tough. After such a huge effort I am earning the fruits now.

    At the same time I know some people who took 8 years to complete their degree and came to US with no effort at all they had 0 years experience obviously they faked the experience

    Dont worry, everywhere their is good and bad. Lets move on.

    Comment by Mak — February 28, 2009 @ 8:25 am | Reply

  23. #21: what do you expect from those dumb, uneducated USCIS (ex-INS) officers? Most of them are border jumpers in the past. They can barely read McDonald’s menu written in English, so do not expect them to find a lie in someone’s fake IT resume :)

    Comment by Anonymous — February 28, 2009 @ 9:24 am | Reply

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  26. Foreign-born engineers and computer scientists have been critical to growth and innovation in the U.S., according to a study by The Kauffman Foundation (kauffman.org), Duke University, New York University and Harvard. The study estimates that immigrants founded one in four of the engineering and technology companies created between 1995 and 2005. By 2006, these companies were employing 450,000 workers and generating $52 billion in revenue, according to the researchers. “These [founders] are often true innovators and own the intellectual property on which companies are based,” says Swapp. “These aren’t fungible positions.”

    Comment by NoPolitics — March 3, 2009 @ 11:30 am | Reply

  27. Economics 101- H1b wages and outsourcing wages depressed wages globally for IT workers and other fields. As supply of immigrants and outsourcing shops grew, prices for wages fell. The oversupply of immigrants without work in the United States, led to the return of the immigrants to their countries of origin. (Please note : corruption and other factors were also evident, as shown with the US arrests).

    Due to false promises, a coined term “globilization” that had failed before, which the immigrants believed, and the outsourcing of work to countries of the immigrants origin, demand for workers grew in the country of origin, thus the immigrant workers went back where the work existed. Please note that some outsourcing companies quest to find an illusion of lowest cost (not necessarily the best quality and ultimately not the lowest cost), placed plants and services in the immigrants country of origin. The worker went back to the country of origin where the work existed.

    Because a country can only sustain a population that it can responsibly educate and feed, limits on visas were correct.

    These limits were especially necessary due to the depression of 2008-2009 when unemployment soared. The US workers were already highly educated and skilled as in the case of the IT worker. The trades workers were also experiencing the same shortage of jobs in the United States. Thousands of businesses
    had been started by US persons during this same time period, small, medium and large.

    This has happened before, see the Williams and Mary study (railroad bust).

    It would be good , if this author told both sides of the story. Globalization includes the United States workers. Author: what was the impact to the US workers and inventors? What was the difference in the educational standards of the immigrants country? Why were their false documents? What was the impact to the other classes of workers, women, older higher paid workers, young graduating workers?

    Tell the whole story.

    Some immigrants helped found companies in the United States, but by 2009, all of these companies fell. This crash in stock of the companies mentioned in this research report, as of this writing is 50%- 80% down from their peaks. This downward spiral is continueing because of the lack of jobs, depressed wages, and ultimately the depressed buying power of the US citizen and the immigrants.

    Comment by TellTheWholeStory — March 3, 2009 @ 1:49 pm | Reply

  28. Most of these guys use a fake argument that Indian IT consultants on H1B are talented ones and that the US economy will suffer without them. It is not true. US economy and technology were doing excellent without them for centuries.In fact we started having problems only after thay came in. Most of the H1Bs that arrive using H1B channel are fraud with fake degrees and resumes. Off shoring for a lower cost is another fraud. They do offer offshoring with a consultant for less than $30 an hour but slowly they keep adding more offshore consultants say 4 or 5 increasing the cost to more than $120 an hour. What americans doesn’t know is the same consultant takes up 4 or 5 different IDs and the company starts milking money. Poor Americans think that for 4 consultants they have reduced the cost by 75% whereas they don’t need 4 people and infact even the single consultant with 4 Avatars is alreay working for 4 different clients on offshore.
    So there is no actual cost saving and the american businesses have to probe deeply and avoid employing H1Bs and offshoring. Also employing H1Bs on contract through Indian IT consultants also should stop.

    US economy can do better without them as we have proved in the past. We had many innovations before they came here.

    Comment by Dave — March 4, 2009 @ 4:29 am | Reply

    • #29 – So do you think that Clients in US are dumb enough to pay for 4 positions while getting the Job done for one position OR you are agreeing that 1 person in India doing the Job of 4 People that US clients estimates

      Comment by Greg — March 6, 2009 @ 11:32 am | Reply

    • Why only fire indian IT workers? Fire all Indian doctors, nurses and scientists working in Nasa. Dont you know Boby Jindal is also an immigrant, so fire him and depot him to India. stop all the flight to and from america. Let america prosper` itself.

      Comment by Ssm — March 8, 2009 @ 11:52 am | Reply

      • Those doctors, nurses and NASA scientists (you mean J1s ?) are all US trained and are all well qualified unlike the H1 rikshaw pullers and dhobis (Greg would understand this word)branded as IT workers.
        I am an indian immigrant and now a US citizen and I hate this H1 culture that has been created by these fake people. There may be a few talented ones but majority are fake low lives. I cringe sometimes to see them as fellow indians. And don’t blame the companies. One has to pay bribes to these companies to get an H1 and these cockraches don’t hesitate to come up with fake degrees/experience. Send them home immediately. There are legal ways to obtain a residency in the US and I waited 12 yrs to do just that. If you are willing to play by rules of this land and want to immigrate get in line at the consulate just like I did and many law abiding people with morals. And to all of you morans who think Ameirca can not survive without H1B roaches you are so foolish and stupid to think that. Americans are the most generous people who work very hard for what they want and don’t look for short cuts like you do.

        Comment by Padma — March 26, 2009 @ 8:05 am | Reply

  29. Hi Greg

    I know who you are. Americans are magnanimous and you guys take advantage of them by cheating. This will not go on for a long time. We have enough records to prove these frauds. Our mission is to expose you guys. The american IT consultants have already started a silent campaign to expose these frauds.

    Comment by Dave — March 7, 2009 @ 4:15 am | Reply

    • I agree with you Dave. Greg may be hiding behind a Psuedonym. We shall track his IP and expose him. He should be another Indian IT consultant on B1 visa staying in some hotel or in a guest house along with 6 or 7 others and working here illegally. Or he may be a H1B on bench without pay which is again illegal. We can report him and his company to authorities.

      Comment by Tom — March 7, 2009 @ 4:56 am | Reply

      • Mr Tom Dick & Harry, Please find my IP Address, Pick me up from whatever the Hotel you can and prosecute me.

        Spend your time looking for some job rather than wasting time showing your hatred

        Comment by Greg — March 11, 2009 @ 12:11 pm | Reply

    • Protectionism is not good for anyone including Amricans, If there exists fraud, it has to be dealt with strict law which already exists

      Today as Americans are loosing jobs doesnt mean that you have the right to track IP addresses and name them as B1 or B2 and kill them

      dont forget on thing, Its US which is going to loose a lot If All Indians stop buying American Goods and replace them with european.. it will make your life much worser

      Instead of thinking my name as pseudonym as if that all Indians need to be Hindus and there will not be any Greg in India (That shows your ignorance about world)

      Try searching “Americans are Dumb” in Youtube , you will know why Indians are here doing Jobs

      Stop Crying and wasting time on these blogs and use this time for finding jobs across the world

      Comment by Greg — March 7, 2009 @ 10:34 am | Reply

    • I Do accept that Americans are magnanimous and do Indians

      Surveys Indicate that 70% of Indians in India Support US and its policies ( More than your European Brothers)

      Indians never involved in crimes in US

      Indians Pay Taxes Promptly

      Indians are loyal to US as it gave them chances to enhances their careers

      India is Opening up Billions of Dollars worth business for american companies because of this trust

      If Indians are thrown out as you suggest, it will only create your life hell as Americans doesnt have any savings to support their economy

      If at all problems have been created across the world.. Those were created due to excesses by Americans not due to Chineese,Indians, Japaneese, Europeans
      does this mean whole world should hate Americans for that ??

      Come out of your ignorance and face reality

      being Dave doesnt give your any extra credits than being Greg

      Comment by Greg — March 7, 2009 @ 10:44 am | Reply

  30. time to shut down the door to all kinds of cheaters, not just those well-known Indian H1b fraud. The percentage of cheating cases among Indian H1b applicants is too high. I saw in various companies, Indian workers are dominant in the departments like QA or testing, since anyboady is qualified for those, why don’t hire Americans for QA/testing?

    They import more cheating politics into our companies as well, e.g. steal other people’s credit, amplify the tiny things they have done if any, crank the big fancy and useless reports to sweet the high level managers etc.

    of course there are some good Indian engineers, the percentage is far less than 50%, let’s put a limit for Indian companies/engineers for H1b, say 5000 max each year for all of them. Let themselves kick out those bad ones, we don’t have the money to do this right now. Goodies are needed as always.

    Comment by Jac — March 7, 2009 @ 9:22 am | Reply

    • The world has both good and bad.. aceept the facts and embrace them

      look at the other side of the coin before suggesting people to be thrown out

      Comment by Greg — March 7, 2009 @ 10:46 am | Reply

  31. To All,

    Yes, American jobs should be given to Americans and not to foreigners. All American companies and banks should do their business in US. American are self made people no country of the world should be allowed to trade with America as there products / services are not up to mark of American (In other words we should cancle all the trade treaty with any country), World Bank should not be allowerd to deal with America as thay are not 100% American and US should ban any foreigners to their universities, China should be banned for exporting anything to Arerican as there products are not good in quality and standard as per Americans, Mexico should be banned for automobile service and India for IT service, America should send back all those who migrated from different parts of the world and leave this land of opportunity to it’s natives – the aborigines.

    BTW –> There are few companies like google, yahoo, hotmail etc etc where American citizens are working. Aren’t they patriotic, they should resign from these companies as there founder are immigrants….

    Just observing this tread and how people of this great land spit venom in the times of crisis.

    Comment by globe — March 7, 2009 @ 2:39 pm | Reply

    • Don’t blame people. Calls for protectionism always arise during times of hardship. You cannot blame people for being short sighted and stupid as long as the people on the top make the right calls and keep cool heads.

      Comment by myphotoscout — March 7, 2009 @ 9:29 pm | Reply

      • who voted top line people? if voters were too busy at that time then why shouting now?

        Anyone realizes that american companies like coke, pepsi etc are running business globally and daily earning billions of $$$ and that money is coming in this country and indirectly to goverment and citizens of this country.

        If america cannot accept H1B workers on there land then why will any country allow american companies to do business on there land? (In my opinion only thing we can do now is to tighten the whole process and make sure only genuine people are coming)

        Every coin has 2 sides people cannot just assume or take only that part what suits them.

        Any thought’s???

        (Currently unemployed and looking for a job)

        Comment by globe — March 8, 2009 @ 5:58 pm | Reply

  32. This company is going down the drain, As long as it is run by Shailesh and Archana Ardhapurkar, the duo rule the company. They have ruined the lives of the entire workforce. These two single handedly make irrational decisions and fail to live up to their commitment and literally push the employees over the edge. Shailesh does not know how to handle complex issues and has no professionalism and needs to know how to send porper, professional emails. Instead of acknowledging the work put in by their employees, they demoralize them. Archana does not know how to talk without being rude and harsh with her responses.
    News in the market is that the duo has opened another company partnering with an ex employee who was fired for lack of performance. The consultants who are on project are now being referred to that company. Vision now has a bad reputation thanks to the mishandling by the duo.
    HOPEFULLY THIS WILL BE AN EYE OPENER FOR THE MANDALAPU BROTHERS WHO HAVE SUCH BLIND FAITH IN THE “ARDHAPURKAR’S”.

    Comment by consultant — March 8, 2009 @ 3:31 pm | Reply

    • Hey consultant do this mean that only 2 people are responsible for H1B Fraud?

      Comment by globe — March 9, 2009 @ 7:43 pm | Reply

    • Looks like someone has a sure sympathy for Mandalapu brothers. The origin of this case is from IOWA and had nothing to do with the names mentioned; they joined pretty late in the game and have no role to play in immigration.

      Unless this is Mandalapur borthers who are writing this, its a different story but I know these guys for last 6 months and the story is different.

      Back to the main point, if the H1B program is exploited, it should be looked into now and for every organization. That should not be spared for any IT staffing company.

      Comment by consultant — March 12, 2009 @ 2:20 pm | Reply

  33. I found a US based indian IT company supplying fake salaray slips for the H1B candidates in india for last six months, is that fraud ? if yes where can i report about this company ?

    candidates using this salary slips and other experience certificates supplied by this company for applying jobs in India asking for huge salaries showing their fake exp…is this fraud if yes where can i report about this company ?

    Comment by rajeshk — March 10, 2009 @ 9:12 am | Reply

  34. Very creative fraud. This is a problem for the Indian companies in India not US companies. List that company in this blog. Google will do the rest

    Comment by retards — March 10, 2009 @ 10:17 am | Reply

  35. I found a US based indian IT company supplying fake salaray slips for the H1B candidates in india for last six months, is that fraud ? if yes where can i report about this company ?

    candidates using this salary slips and other experience certificates supplied by this company for applying jobs in India asking for huge salaries showing their fake exp…is this fraud if yes where can i report about this company.

    company is based in usa nj has a branch in secundrabad ..how to report about this company in US ? if yes whom and how ?

    Comment by rakjeshk — March 11, 2009 @ 1:05 pm | Reply

    • To rajeshkk

      First learn how to spell Secunderabad and then come out asking for where to complain

      Comment by Greg — March 12, 2009 @ 1:21 pm | Reply

      • message is important not spellings u asshole

        Comment by Anonymous — March 14, 2009 @ 4:31 pm | Reply

      • message is important not spellings u a**hole …people would appriciate if you can help him rather than finding mistakes.

        Comment by karthik — March 14, 2009 @ 4:32 pm | Reply

        • Then Answer his question you ass**** about where to complain

          Comment by Greg — March 17, 2009 @ 10:00 am | Reply

        • first learn to use good language and then post your comments

          Comment by Greg — March 17, 2009 @ 10:02 am | Reply

  36. It is not only for software based work that H1-B visas are hired.
    Have you even heard of fields like Ocean engineering, Naval architecture, genetic engineering, biotechnology, analog design???
    There might be more such fields, I know only these coz I have friends in all the above mentioned fields (all H1-Bs, everyone from prestigious US universities and most of them say that when they were in grad school there was not even a single American in their class).
    All of them work for really rich companies and get 6 figure salaries, 5 figure bonuses and have 4-5 bedroom houses …drive Mercedes/bmw or Audis..
    They didn’t make all these by snatching any American’s job. They are hard working, intelligent and have masters and/or Ph.d’s from prestigious universities.
    Just bashing the H1-B’s or getting jealous won’t get you anywhere.
    Try to make the high-schools better.. the high-school drop out rate is 27% in US …
    The universities are awesome – agreed. But how can you good students if you drop out of high-school?
    That the reason International students fill up the universities and get H1-B’s and get great jobs and make great money.

    The software people on H1-B’s and fraud H1-B’s are just a small percent of the whole pool of H1-B’s.

    Comment by Anonymous — March 12, 2009 @ 4:02 pm | Reply


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