My employer is asking for $2500 as security deposit for my H1B and will return back if i stay with him for 1 year.
Nothing illegal about this, given the tendency of individuals not to want to work for the "employer" in question anyway, after having that employer spend thousands of dollars on an H-1B petition.
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