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Last week, the Labor Department's Office of the Inspector General announced that foreign worker visa fraud was no longer a "top management concern" for the agency. The announcement is one of the first decisions made by new Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and comes just a few months after the massive tech firm, Infosys, was forced to pay $34 million to the federal government for committing fraud over a host of foreign visa programs.

When asked by the Washington Examiner, a spokesperson for the Labor Department said that foreign worker visa fraud no longer is among the agency's "greatest threat to the department's mission."

Sec. Perez is an advocate for amnesty and comprehensive immigration reform, and as a councilman for the Montgomery County Council in Maryland, he co-sponsored a resolution that would direct county police not to cooperate with the federal government in the enforcement of immigration laws.

In October, it was discovered that Infosys had brought Indian workers to the United States under false pretenses, including, falsely stating that they had skills that could not be found in the U.S., claiming that they were only here for a meeting, and claiming that they wouldn't work in the U.S.

For more on this story, see the Washington Examiner, and for more on the Infosys settlement, click here

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Updated: Wed, Oct 11th 2017 @ 11:31am EDT