Employers Take Note: DOJ Cracks Down On H-1B Abuse

Law360, New York (December 11, 2015, 3:58 PM EST) -- Consulting firms who hire foreign nationals to perform highly skilled jobs in the U.S. need to understand that playing fast and loose with the immigration laws can lead to criminal indictment, lengthy prison sentences, huge fines and criminal forfeiture. If this fact was not abundantly clear before, then the recent convictions of Atul Nanda and his brother, Jiten “Jay” Nanda, both Indian-American, in federal court in Texas should have removed any doubt about the U.S. Department of Justice’s intent on cracking down on abuse of the H-1B visa program.

The Nandas’ prosecution was predicated on a fact pattern that recurs frequently:...

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