Immigrant Workers Sue U.S. Recruiters, Employers For Fraud And Exploitation

David Schepp
immigrant workers suing U.S. employers
immigrant workers suing U.S. employers

More than three dozen immigrant workers have filed suit in federal court alleging that they were defrauded and exploited by more than a dozen companies and individuals involved in recruiting and employing workers in the U.S. hospitality industry.

According to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, the 38 immigrants, mostly from the Philippines, but also from Indonesia, Belarus, Turkey and Jamaica, say that they were "holders of H-2B visas, which allow U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary non-agricultural jobs," Courthouse News Service reports.