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Infosys Pays Record $34M Settlement for Hiring Illegal Workers

Jaclyn Jaeger | November 8, 2013

Infosys Corporation last month agreed to a $34 million civil settlement—the largest ever in an immigration case—with the Department of Justice to settle allegations that it engaged in systemic fraud and abuse of immigration processes by hiring illegal workers.

Infosys is a consulting, technology, and outsourcing firm that brings foreign nationals into the United States to perform work and fulfill contracts with its customers under two visa classification programs: H-1B and B-1.

An H-1B visa allows a foreign national to provide temporary hands-on work or services in the United States, whereas a B-1 visa can be used only for business visitors to come into the country on behalf of a foreign company for a limited period of time to engage in business activities, such as attending...

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