Immigration News Updates: Recently Enacted or Proposed Immigration Policies


Update on H-1B Visa Count As of May 6, 2011, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) had received 10,200 capeligible H-1B petitions against the Fiscal Year 2012 65,000 cap amount. As of this date, USCIS had also received 7,300 cap-subject petitions against the 20,000 U.S. Master’s cap allocation. (At this same time last year, 19,600 cap-eligible H-1B petitions had been filed, along with 8,200 petitions for the U.S. Master’s cap. The annual quota for Fiscal Year 2011, just completed, was reached at the end of January 2011.)

We will continue to keep you updated regarding the H-1B usage numbers so that you can plan accordingly. As soon as you identify a candidate whom you wish to sponsor for an H-1B visa, please contact your regular Mintz Levin contact to initiate the process.

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