dcblogs writes "H-1B visa fraud, the U.S. alleged in indictments unsealed this week, is displacing American workers. The fraud worked like this: A company sets set up a branch office in Des Moines, for instance, where prevailing wages for programmers are estimated at $42,800 to $71,000. But the employee would actually work in a higher wage area, undercutting salaries. In Newark, NJ, for instance, prevailing wages for programmers range from $55,000 to $108,100. The feds arrested 11 people, running a variety of companies from New Jersey to California, as part of it"
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