On November 18, 2016, US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule to “improve aspects of certain employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa programs.” This final rule also “amended regulations to better enable U.S. employers to hire and retain certain foreign workers who are beneficiaries of approved employment-based immigrant visa petitions and are waiting
As anticipated, the number of cap-subject H-1B petitions filed by U.S. employers exceeded the 65,000 general cap and the 20,000 master’s degree exemption for fiscal year 2017 (FY2017).
Yesterday, April 7, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS or the Immigration Service) announced that the FY 2017 H-1B cap had been reached and that it…
The H-1B cap for Fiscal Year 2016 (FY 2016) has been reached. The US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) made the announcement today. (http://www.uscis.gov/news/news-releases/uscis-reaches-fy-2016-h-1b-cap)
- After initial intake, at a date which is to be determined, USCIS will first “randomly select petitions for the advanced degree exemption” of 20,000.
- Advanced-degree exemption petitions not selected within the