U.S. Immigration Law: H-1B 2012 Season is Upon Us - Beware the infamous CAP GAP.
The 2012 H-1B Season is Upon Us . . . Will This Year's Economy Bring a Lottery? At this juncture it does not seem likely, however, as the statistics from last year show, planning for the H-1B is the key to being able to continue your work authorized status in the U.S. It need not be said, but, it is always best to seek competent immigration legal counsel to be able to find a way to legally remain in authorized work status in the U.S. Yes, it is that time of year again! We always hear the accountants moan and groan about the approaching April 15th deadline each year but, you have to listen a bit more closely and you will hear (and see) the U.S.
business immigration lawyers and attorneys manifesting their continuing distaste for the April 1st filing date for cap-subject H-1B professional and specialty occupation workers. Well, here we go again . . . April 1st, 2012 marks the first day when prospective H-1B petitioning employers and prospective H-1B employees will be able to apply to the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") for and Labor Condition Application ("LCA") and Petition to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("CIS") for H-1B visa petitions for employment in the fiscal 2012-2013 year ("FY 2012").
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