The tech firm brought them to its Silicon Valley facility from July 21, 2012 to July 20, 2015 with B-1 visas
, which are used to bring foreign workers for training or conferences.
Infosys had denied any claims of systemic visa fraud misuse of visas for competitive advantage or immigration abuse and said the use of B-1 visas
or short-term visas was for legitimate business purposes.
, on the other hand, which are meant for short business trips, are not restricted and cost a fraction of that amount.
Labour advocates say the temporary visas for technology workers in the US, known as B-1 visas
, are used by Indian outsourcers to bring in cheap software experts in to work in the US instead of hiring American workers.
for business, whether it was on B-1 visas
or through the VWP, remained
Diplomats, officials of international agencies like the United Nations or International Monetary Fund, and foreign nationals can import domestic help on A-3, G-5 and B-1 visas
. Those who come in on B-1 visas--about 200,000 are issued every year--cannot change employers if the ones who brought them in are abusive.
Among the temporary business visitors in FY2006, almost 2.7 million entered on B-1 visas
, roughly 2.4 million were admitted on general visa waivers, and 2,226 business visa waivers from Guam.