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BREAKING - USCIS Reaches FY 2019 H-1B Cap (Apr. 6, 2018)
Posted on 6 Apr 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Apr. 6, 2018 - "USCIS has reached the congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap for fiscal year 2019. USCIS has also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the 20,000 visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, known as the master’s... Read More

Tags: cap , H-1B

USCIS Reaches FY 2016 H-1B Cap
Posted on 7 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2016. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the U.S. advanced degree exemption. ... Read More

Tags: cap , H-1B , USCIS

USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY 2017
Posted on 13 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Apr. 12, 2016 - "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 7, 2016 , that it has received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year (FY) 2017. USCIS has also received more than... Read More

Tags: cap , H-1B , USCIS

USCIS Reaches H-1B Cap for FY17
Posted on 7 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Apr. 7, 2016 - " U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2017. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the U.S. advanced... Read More

Tags: 2017 , cap , H-1B

USCIS Reaches FY 2018 H-1B Visa Cap
Posted on 7 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Apr. 7, 2017 - "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has reached the congressionally mandated 65,000 visa H-1B cap for fiscal year 2018. USCIS has also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the 20,000 visa U.S. advanced... Read More

Tags: cap , H-1B , USCIS

AILA Recognizes H-1B Cap Reached; Recommends Changes to System
Posted on 24 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 11231102 (posted Nov. 23, 2011)" FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 CONTACT: George Tzamaras / Jenny Werwa 202-507-7649 / 202-507-7628 gtzamaras@aila.org / jwerwa@aila.org WASHINGTON... Read More

Tags: 2012 , cap , H-1B , aila

For Small Firms, Visas Are a Big Headache
Posted on 2 Sep 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Most startups and small firms lack human-resources departments to handle the complex paperwork, and the funds to cover legal expenses associated with hiring someone under the program. Only about 30% of applications for H-1B visas make it past the... Read More

Tags: startups , cap , H-1B

SHUTTING DOWN GLOBAL BUSINESS IN AMERICA: WHY THE H-1B CAP HURTS US ALL
Posted on 24 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"If a company now wishes to hire a badly needed engineer from abroad, it will need to wait till October 1, 2012 before this person can come on board. It is self evident that the cap hinders the ability of a company to hire skilled and talented... Read More

Tags: 2012 , cap , H-1B

WHY WE SHOULD ALL BE MAD ABOUT THE H-1B VISA CAP - Cyrus D. Mehta
Posted on 11 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The USCIS announced today, April 9, 2014, that it had received 172,500 H-1B visa petitions for the 65,000 H-1B regular cap and the 20,000 additional cap for graduates with advanced degrees from US universities. This is much more than the 124,000... Read More

Tags: mehta , cap , H-1B

The H-1B Cap Makes No Sense!
Posted on 6 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[I]t makes absolutely no sense to impose an H-1B cap. Let the market do the job of determining how many H-1Bs can enter the US based on the fluctuating demands of employers. At one point, when the H-1B cap prior to 2003 was 195,000 for a few years... Read More

Tags: mehta , cap , H-1B

USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap
Posted on 7 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal year (FY) 2015. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions... Read More

Tags: cap , H-1B , 2015 , USCIS

USCIS Reaches Fiscal Year 2012 H-1B Cap
Posted on 24 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Released Nov. 23, 2011 WASHINGTON - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 for fiscal year (FY) 2012. USCIS is notifying... Read More

Tags: 2012 , cap , H-1B

Cyrus Mehta: New Developments In H-1B Cap Exemption, FY 2018
Posted on 3 Apr 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus Mehta, Apr. 3, 2017 - "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year 2018 cap on April 3, 2017. All cap-subject H-1B petitions filed before April 3, 2017,... Read More

Tags: mehta , cap , H-1B , exemption

USCIS Reaches Fiscal Year 2013 H-1B Cap
Posted on 12 Jun 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

WASHINGTON: "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 for fiscal year (FY) 2013. Yesterday, June 11, 2012, was the final... Read More

Tags: cap , H-1B , fy13

H-1B News from USCIS
Posted on 14 Apr 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

1. USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY 2016 "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 7, 2015 that it has received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal... Read More