Indian-origin consultants charged in US visa fraud

Arul Louis (IANS)- Three Indian-origin high-tech consultants have been arrested and charged with H1-B visa fraud in a California federal court, according to US officials. Kishore Dattapuram, Kumar Aswapathi and Santosh Giri were charged with allegedly submitting fraudulent H1-B visa applications for non-existent jobs, according to federal prosecutor David Anderson. A citizen’s panel known as […]

Farmington ‘students’ hang in limbo

Ritu Jha-   “It’s hard, no one can do anything, not even the Indian consulate,” said Raj, the cousin of a student detained at Adelanto ICE Processing Center in Adelanto, California. His cousin, arrested on January 30 from Raj’s home in Los Angeles at around 7 am, was one of 160 people enrolled as students […]

‘My cousin is still in jail’

Ritu Jha –   Students are chained, not given proper food and are terrified, according to a relative of one of the students caught in the fake university sting set up by US authorities. They are among hundreds of people enrolled at the University of Farmington, a fake university set up by the Department of […]