News of this latest indictment will likely fuel arguments that the H-1B program is being abused by companies to get cheap foreign labor at the expense of jobs for Americans.

In September, an Indian citizen, Pradyumna Kumar Samal, 49, who ran two U.S. staffing firms in Washington State, was charged with engineering what federal authorities are calling a “multi-year visa-fraud scheme” centered on the controversial H-1B visa.


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