Tag Archives: H-1B Cap Count

The 2015 H-1B Cap Lottery: What are the Odds of Being Selected?

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 7 that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year (FY) 2015. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the advanced degree exemption.

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CEA Hangout Supporting the March for Innovation–Immigration Reform!

I recently participated in a Consumer Electronics Association sponsored Hangout Supporting the March for Innovation.  Here is the video from the discussion with various immigration reform proponents from around the country:

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Possible H-1B Filing Mechanics Under The Gang of Eight’s New Immigration Reform Bill (S. 744)

S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, will definitely change the way Employers file H-1B Petitions on behalf of prospective employees.  What would an H-1B filing look like if such a law passes?

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H-1B Cap Lottery: What are the odds of being selected?

The H-1B visa system is unsustainable under the present system and is in serious need of reform.  In the first five days of the filing period last week(April 1-5), USICS received approximately 124,000 H-1B petitions during the filing period, including petitions filed for the advanced degree exemption.

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H-1B Visas: A Program in Serious Need of Immigration Reform

I filed an H-1B petition on Friday for an April 1, 2013 delivery.  The case looks great and I do expect an approval.  What bothers me, however, is the sheer lunacy of the H-1B visa process right now.

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Strategic Immigration Reform: John Manley, Immigration Lawyer

The Innovation Movement is a grassroots organization sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).  We are more than 200,000 Americans who believe innovation & entrepreneurship are key to future U.S. global leadership & economic growth.  Here is my video interview:

H-1B Visas: Employers Start Preparing Now!

On June 11, 2012, USCIS received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the statutory cap for FY-2013.  The first date to file an FY-2014 H-1B petition would be April 1, 2013.  For FY-2014, my prediction is that the H-1B statutory cap will be met much earlier than June 2013.  Employers should therefore plan to file their Cap-Subject petitions in early April 2013.

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H-1B Cap Count Reached for FY-2013

On June 11, 2012, USCIS received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the statutory cap for FY-2013.  On June 7, 2012, USCIS also received more than 20,000 H-1B petitions on behalf of persons exempt from the cap under the advanced degree exemption.   USCIS will reject petitions subject to the cap for H-1B specialty occupation workers seeking an employment start date in FY 2013 that are received after June 11, 2012. 

USCIS continues to accept petitions exempted from the cap and DOD cooperative research worker H-1B petitions and Chile/Singapore H-1B1 petitions requesting an employment start date in FY 2013.

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H-1B Cap Count as of June 1, 2012

Here is the Current FY-2013 H-1B Cap Count:

FY 2013 H-1B Cap Count 

Cap Type  Cap Amount  Cap Eligible Petitions   Date of Last Count
H-1B Regular Cap  65,000  55,600 06/01/2012
H-1B Master’s Degree Exemption  20,000 18,700 06/01/2012

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H-1B Cap Count as of May 18, 2012

Here is the Current FY-2013 H-1B Cap Count:

Cap Type  Cap Amount  Cap Eligible Petitions   Date of Last Count
H-1B Regular Cap  65,000  42,000 05/18/2012
H-1B Master’s Degree Exemption  20,000 16,000 05/18/2012

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