Satyam Scandal and Effects on H-1B Visa Holders

Raghuram Sukumar H1B Visa 1 Comment

I read an interesting article by an immigration attorney about the Satyam Scandal and its impact on its employees in H-1B visa working in the U.S.

It’s a lengthy article to discuss here so I have noted some important highlights of the article here

  • First, Satyam employees may not have enough time left in H-1B visa status to transfer to another employer.
  • It is possible that Satyam’s I-140 petitions, whether pending or approved, will be denied or revoked for fraud.
  • The second major issue that Satyam employees will face also relates to the company’s fraudulent financial documents submitted in support of I-140 petitions.
  • In short, the Satyam fraud has created a minefield of immigration problems for its foreign national employees in the United States.

You can read the rest of the article here – Impact Of Satyam Scandal On H-1B Employees


  1. This is what we need to do to clean up all the contractors.

    Recently the immigration dept has been rejecting most of the visa’s (new / renewal). One of the reasons given for rejecting the L1 Visas (company to company transfer) is “candidate does not work on proprietary tools”

    L1 visas are only issued if the company in off-shore wants to transfer its employee to US to work on the proprietary tools that no one else or very few have knowledge.

    That is why we are hearing big consulting firms pulling their L1 Blanket visa candidates back to India. Seems like all the blanket visas are now VOID.

    This is what we all need to do.

    If you know any contactor working on L1 visa at the client cite, inform ICE about it. ICE will raid the premises and will investigate.

    Secondly, even H1-B are getting rejected, the reason given is “cannot do consulting on H1B”. I am really shocked with this reason. Well, this is what everybody has been doing.

    You can also provide list of all these candidates to ICE. If possible provide the details of where they work. If you know where they live, ICE will raid the residence.

    You can also complain about fake resume, degree etc.

    To report any suspicious activity or to make a confidential reporting of immigration or customs violations, please call 1-866-DHS-2-ICE (1-866-347-2423).

    Please post the comment in all the blogs you know.

    Best of Luck,

    Lets do some clean up.

    Please spread the word

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