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CBP bars Russian engineers headed for Boeing, Seattle: B-1 in lieu of H-1B?

"U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport denied entry Friday to 15 Russian engineers from Boeing's Moscow Design Center and sent them back to Russia. The incident caused the company to suspend U.S. travel for other engineers from Russia...

Cyrus D. Mehta: Due Diligence Considerations for Companies Contracting with Vendor Service Providers

Can companies avoid civil and criminal exposure by outsourcing their hiring of foreign nationals? Cyrus Mehta has the answer .

Infosys’ Record Fine Targets Outsourcing Abuses

"A record fine against Infosys Ltd. (INFY) targets outsourcing companies and their alleged abuse of existing immigration laws to feed the insatiable desire for highly skilled engineers in the U.S. Infosys has been sending employees to the U.S. with B-1 visitor visas, letting it sidestep caps on...

The Ambiguous B-1 Visa: Lessons Learned from the Infosys Settlement

"There are plenty of lessons one can take away from the Settlement Agreement upon an objective review. Despite the seriousness of the allegations, Infosys did not incur any criminal liability. For instance, the government accused, among other things, the IT giant for bringing its employees on B...

Williams Mullen: Immigration Fraud Whistleblower Likely to Receive $5M Bounty from Infosys’s $34M False Claims Act Settlement: Is Your Business Immigration Program Prepared for a Similar Whistleblower Attack?

By Mary E. Pivec and John Staige Davis V | On October 30, 2013, Infosys Limited (“Infosys”), an Indian IT company, signed a settlement agreement with the United States in the Eastern District of Texas to resolve allegations that Infosys knowingly presented to employees of the United States...

CBP on B-1 for After-Lease Service

"The purpose of this Memorandum is to ensure that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel are aware that aliens seeking admission into the U.S. to provide services to commercial or industrial equipment, machinery or computer software, that has been leased from an enterprise located outside...