Update: H-1B Foreign Worker Slots Closed for FY 2012


On November 23, 2011, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (the “USCIS”) announced that it had received enough H-1B nonimmigrant visa applications to reach the fiscal year 2012 statutory cap of 65,000 H-1B visas for those individuals who are subject to the cap. USCIS had previously announced that it had received enough applications to process the 20,000 H-1B cap-exempt visas that are set aside for individuals who have obtained “advanced” (U.S. Masters or higher) degrees.

However, the USCIS will continue to accept and process H-1B petitions filed to...

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