NOSTOPS began in 2004, and has participated as an advocacy organization towards reforming the American work visa programs. Wage discrimination & abuse of the guest workers rights has been the foremost topic debated & promoted by NOSTOPS.

To change the perception of the Indian Knowledge Worker & to be sought by employers globally has been our mission mandate & the ongoing pursuit has been enriching.

As the public outreach function of NOSTOPS, below have been the recent media bytes since inception.

Here is a peek into ‘NOSTOPS’ journey of a decade (2004-2017)


NOSTOPS founded in April of 2004.

Joined forces with Rediff and started the American work visa related open Q& A series that continued to operate till 2007:

Answered queries from ‘stranded’ individuals and victims of abuse (employer issues, immigration / visa issues.

Published book “American Work Permit - Official Rules & Regulations of American work visas”.

Liaison with Department of Labor, and Department of Justice Officials to provide evidence of visa misuse.
Testified against work visa program abuse and met with the Senator’s and policy makers at Capitol Hill, Washington DC to show evidence of how there was large-scale recruitment fraud.

Initiated regular updates on the website ( about fraudulent activities to alert Indian workers seeking foreign employment.

Whistleblower activities:

Collected employment contracts from existing & new members to verify labor law compliance,

Vetted these employment offers & employment contracts for labor/immigration law compliance,

Identified fraudulent terms and conditions,

Reported these violations with the DOL and DOJ officials.

Outcome of whistleblower activities: - Conviction, arrest and foreclosure of bogus shell companies.


Joined hands with Bright Future Jobs as an American lobbying partner to end the xenophobic anti-guest worker sentiments.

Brought the concept of ‘dual employment‚ in focus

Provided evidence of worker abuse

Recieved media coverage on, ‘The H-1B Equation,’ in the Computer World Magazine in Washington DC:


NOSTOPS members participated in media interviews to bring forth instances of abuse and involuntary servitude amongst guest workers.

Financial Express - Indian techies in US plan for sick-in strike

American Renaissance - Are South Asians Missing in the Immigration Fight?

Featured on CNBC’s ‘Uncovered’ program for a sting operation on bogus recruitment agents in Indian metros.

H 1B visa racket busted in US, 11 Indians arrested

Visa Consultants selling H-1b visas

Initiated closure & arrest of fraudulent companies after inspecting employment contracts received from NOSTOPS members.

Partnered and promoted to provide instances of victimization for the Dept. of labor field officers to further investigate.


Exposed employer contractual bondage and the related visa scamming abuse.

Procured employment contract of Vision Systems Group leading to a federal lawsuit and closing of the company:

Media coverage:

Black Alliance for Just Immigration
( Topics: Black, brown and White together for Immigration Reforms)

Interview with 94.1 FM in Berkley, California, in the impact of the U.S. government’s H1B visas for temporary immigrant workers, June 6, 2007.

Provided evidence of staffing only (visa sponsoring companies) bypassing local talent and hiring fresh graduates off campus from India and paying them low salaries as compared to American workers.

Published a knowledge paper "Education - An Alternative to Migration"

Evidenced the loophole where the petitioning employers could legally circumvent not paying the promised wage level as mandated by the Dept of Labor and getting a petition approved for a citizen from overseas.

Justified how companies could bypass available local talent and source fresh new hires off campus from India.Testified in the US Congress proving systematic abuse of the work visa programs.

Media coverage:

Senators Target Visa ‘Loopholes’ - Business Week

America’s High Tech Sweatshops

Visa Abuse and Fraud Prevention Act of 2007

Whistleblower activities:

Inspected NOSTOPS members’ employment contracts from American staffing agencies willing to sponsor a work visa irrespective of a job.

Shared these contracts internally with American partner organizations and vetted for correctness.

Fraud was identified and employment contracts leading to labor bondage and promissory sums upwards of lakhs of rupees were documented.


Commissioned a ‘Migration Studies’ program in in partnership with a leading Law School at Pune, India.

Monitored online job posts seeking H-1B applicants only bypassing local talent as well as existing unemployed H-1B workers. Found out that American employers were posting job ads in Indian career portals targeting Indian workers, excluding American workers as well as the benched existing H-1b visa holders present in America to even apply for these jobs in America.

Documented and communicated the findings with American tech worker partner organizations and a series of media stories were commissioned to bring awareness to these issues of bypassing local talent and creating segregation of workers both foreign guest workers as well as local citizens.

Media coverage:

Rediff - Want a job Overseas? Beware Of Fraud


Worked with the State Dept & Homeland Agency Officials to monitor and report fraudulent activities on job portals.

Media coverage:

Huffington Post - Going Political, not Postal–-not-pos_b_511585.html

Explained to the work visa policy stakeholders that include legislative aides of senators and other subject matter experts on migration policy and the State dept officials at DHS and DOJ as well as to the journalists and reports, the ease in sponsoring and pushing fraudulent workers from India using the H1B and L1 visa programs


Initiated a series of interviews to publish views and opinions of the workers on the 20th Anniversary of the H-1B program

Highlighted the growing unemployment amongst experienced H1-B visa holders through interviews.

H-1B at 20: How the ‘tech worker visa’ is remaking IT in America

H_1B visa data Visual and interactive tools

Media coverage:

Misuse of Visas might be widespread – Live Mint


Monitored fraudulent online job postings by American employers targeting Indian job seekers on Indian job boards and excluding American workers and the benched existing H-1b visa holders present in America.

Communicated the findings with American tech worker partner organizations and a series of media stories were commissioned to bring awareness to these issues of bypassing local talent and creating segregation of workers both foreign guest workers as well as local citizens.


Initiated a partnership with, a Hindustan Times Initiative, to promote its job fair in the United States with jobs in India for the returning workers.

Promoted the HT initiative open job fair for American as well as the returning Indian workers to send a message of “circular migration” instead of the typical “reverse brain drain” of its knowledge capital between US and India.

Media coverage:

Blog on Times Of India - Titled “Green Carrot”

HT initiative


Feb 2014, awarded the Karmaveer Chakra Puraskar for Social Justice by International Confederation Of NGOs.

Partnerships with Programmers Guild and Washington Tech Alliance over a professional labor boycott against Manpower, IBM and Infosys.

Hidden Abroad: Manpower’s Want Ads Reveal ‘No Americans Need Apply’ For Upcoming Jobs In Fiscal Year 2015,”

Released a joint Press Release to boycott employers against wage discrimination

Media coverage:

In US,UK,Australia & NZ

Blog on Times Of India - Titled “Green Carrot”

Indian Hustle: How Fraudsters Prey on Would-be US Tech Workers - CNN Report , Global Post and 40 other media

U.S tech worker groups boycott Infosys, IBM and Manpower - Business Standard, India Abroad, The Hindu, Computer World and 74 other news channels

From techies in India to software slaves in America

Visa fraud in US tech industry relies on falsified job letters

Published book - "Green Carrot - America's Work Visa Crisis"... Available in the US Library Of Congress


Tough times ahead! Oracle lawsuit portends legal woes for Indian IT companies like Infosys, TCS

Indian techies nervous about stay in Donald Trump’s America; mull passage back home

Future tense! Indian techies, students in US could face tough times

US clears air around H-1B visa with policy memorandum, computer programmers won't be eligible

H-1B priority suspension: Indian companies would have to better plan its onsite staffing in US

Indian coders seen losing it to sons of the soil US, UK, Australia and Singapore reforming work visas to protect local jobs

Primetime debate with NASSCOM Vice President - March 6th

IT Companies should start caring for their employees and visa orphans