H-1B Cap for Fiscal Year 2010 - Employers Should Consider Planning Ahead

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On April 1, 2009, employers may begin filing new H-1B petitions for Fiscal Year 2010. Employers should consider planning ahead, as numbers may run out quickly after filing begins. Last year, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) received approximately 163,000 petitions during the five-day filing period, and conducted a random lottery to select the 65,000 petitions that would be eligible for processing.

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