Working to resolve visa issue, says Infy

Working to resolve visa issue, says Infy
In response to the news that the US Justice department is expected to resolve a visa fraud investigation against Infosys on Wednesday, Infosys said that it is in the process of completing a civil resolution.

The company is expected to be slapped a fine of $35 million — said to be the largest immigration fine ever — by the Justice Department for allegedly violating visa norms, the Wall Street Journal said.

“In response to reports attributed to Justice Department officials, Infosys is in the process of completing a civil resolution with the government regarding its investigation of visa issues and I-9 documentation errors. The resolution has not been finalized,” Infosys said in a statement.

Infosys denies any claims of systemic visa fraud, misuse of visas for competitive advantage, or immigration abuse. Those claims are untrue and only unproven assertions. The Company's use of B-1 visas was for legitimate business purposes and not in any way intended to circumvent the requirements of the H-1B program. No criminal charges have been filed against the Company and no court rulings have been issued.”

In a report, quoting unnamed officials of the Department of Justice, the newspaper said the fine is expected to be announced on Wednesday.

This is a culmination of the joint investigation carried out by the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security.

“The resolution has not been finalised,” Infosys said.
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