US: TCS, Infosys VISA probe

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    US: TCS, Infosys VISA probe


    Just as we came across recent report of Indian workers replacing US workers, which has been discussed in the thread entitled “Indian Workers on H-1B replace Americans at Disney,” a probe has been initiated to investigate possible malpractices or abuse of the US H1B VISA programme, as reported in the article entitled “US to probe TCS, Infosys on visas.” NASSCOM has also spoken out about this issue in this article entitled “H-1B visa row: Nasscom sees attempts to portray Indian IT negatively.”


    While professional malpractices are not unheard of with several Indian companies, the timing of this probe has encouraged speculation as to its real motivation. It might be too early to comment, because the investigations are still on.


    However, will the negative publicity hurt India in the long run?
     
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    How IT companies exploit H-1B visa loopholes
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    I stayed in Omaha, Nebraska for 6 to 7 months, was working in an IT project assignment for our clinet Mutual of Omaha. The local American workers from [Mutual of Omaha] are so paranoid of losing their jobs [rightly so with the way some mis use the visa]. We have to abandon the project mid way with lack of co operation from the local IT people.
     

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