2 Indians charged with visa fraud in New Jersey
Two Indians in New Jersey have been charged with visa fraud for recruiting foreign nationals at a “pay-to-stay” college, where they maintained their clients’ student visa status with full-time work authorisations without having to attend classes.
Harpreet Sachdeva, 26, and Sanjeev Sukhija, 35, currently on a foreign worker visas and living in New Jersey have been charged with one count of conspiracy to commit visa fraud.
On April 5, 2016, 22 brokers, recruiters, and employers, including Sachdeva and Sukhija, were charged with enrolling foreign nationals in the University of Northern New Jersey, the justice department said in a statement.
Sachdeva and Sukhija were employed at Right OPT, a purported international student recruiting and consulting company located in Somerset, New Jersey.
The duo also caused the foreign nationals to be reported in government databases as legitimate foreign students.