Monday, February 16, 2009

H1-B fraud raids...

I had to look up Coon Rapids on a map.
U.S computer companies set up bogus offices in Iowa as part of a complicated scheme to exploit immigration rules and pay foreign workers less than they would typically earn elsewhere, federal prosecutors alleged Thursday.

If there are any foreign nationals with technology degrees and work visas in Coon Rapids, they didn't make the homepage. Unlike "Latino seasonal workers" *cough*.
Specifically, Vision Systems Group is accused of filing petition requests with the government showing the H-1B visa workers would be employed in Iowa to take advantage of lower requirements for wage rates. But the workers were allegedly placed in locations on the East and West coasts.

Yeah, that's where the non-IT software work is--California and Massachusetts. I'm not that desperate yet...

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