Here Comes the Cap: The H-1B Cap Will Soon Be Reached.


On December 14, 2009, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that 62,500 H-1B cap-subject petitions have been filed. Remarkably, this is a 1,000 petition increase over the 61,500 USCIS announced it has received on December 8, 2009.

The H-1B visa is among the most coveted by U.S. employers because it allows foreign workers in speciality occupations with only a bachelor’s degree to be employed by the company. For many years, the H-1B has been a vital component for many company’s staffing needs.

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