Less than one week after accepting applications, the USCIS announced on April 7 that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions ( Protected content ) to reach the statutory cap for fiscal year (FY Protected content . USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the U. S. advanced degree exemption.
They received about 172,500 petitions during the filing period which began on April 1, Protected content .
On April 10, USCIS completed a computer-generated random selection process, or lottery, to select enough petitions to meet the 65,000 general category cap and 20.000 visas under the advanced degree exemption.
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What is an H-1B visa?
In this video, immigration lawyer Stephanie Smith breaks down the facts and shares her experience working with immigrants applying for professional visas. Protected content
For those whose petitions are selected, don't lose faith. Soon than later, the US will pass meaningful immigration reform.
Check this out, the White House released a new fact sheet to strengthen Entrepreneurship At Home and Abroad.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will soon publish several proposed rules that will make the United States more attractive to talented foreign entrepreneurs and other high-skill immigrants who will contribute substantially to the U.S. economy, create jobs, and enhance American innovative competitiveness.
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