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Infosys, an Indian IT company, has announced that it will be less reliant on US H-1B visa for its US facilities. Infosys CEO, Vishal Sikka, hopes that the less dependence on the H-1B visa and employment of more local workers will help the company to attain its goal to reach $20 billion revenue by 2020.
In response to reports that Infosys was under investigation for misuse of H-1B visas by the US Department of Labor, Sikka was quoted by workpermit as saying that, "We should not be concerned about the H-1B visa issue, I'm an American citizen. Our compliance to H-1B regulations is impregnable and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously along with the countless other companies across our industry sector that do so. However, as the power of innovation increases, we're at a point where we have to become far less dependent on visas and increasingly dependent on innovation."
Earlier, US senators Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, and Senator Jeff Sessions, a Republican from Alabama, made claims of H-1B visa misuse. According to the senators, Infosys has violated H-1B visa rules. Yet there has been no confirmation from the Department of Labor that there is an investigation into H-1B visa misuse by the company.