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70 Indian nationals sue government over visa denial due to employer fraud

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“The agency assumed that anybody who had touched these companies was somehow guilty of fraudulent misrepresentations to the US government in an attempt to get a visa or immigration benefit,” Wasden Law attorney Jonathan Wasden, who’s representing the plaintiffs, said in a Bloomberg Law report.

DHS allegedly violated the Immigration and Nationality Act by failing to provide notice of actions like visa sanctions and neglecting to grant them the opportunity to respond with evidence, according to reports.

In March, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) opened the initial registration period for employers seeking H-1B visas for the fiscal year 2024.

The plaintiffs worked for four IT staffing companies – Andwill Technologies, AzTech Technologies LLC, Integra Technologies LLC, and WireClass Technologies LLC.

Each of the companies was approved to participate in OPT and certified through the E-Verify employment verification program. However, DHS later uncovered the companies’ scheme to defraud the government, schools, and foreign national students, Bloomberg Law reported, citing the lawsuit.

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