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Moore & Van Allen PLLC

H-1B Cap and Lottery Update

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USCIS has announced that it has completed all data entry of FY2019 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected in the computer-generated "lottery" process. The data entry process includes the receipt of petitions selected in the...more

Proskauer Rose LLP

H-1B Cap Update – USCIS Announced Data Entry Complete for FY2019 H-1B Cap Cases on May 15, 2018

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Approximately six weeks after USCIS started accepting H-1B Cap petitions for FY2019, USCIS announced on May 15, 2018 that all data entry had been completed. H-1B Cap receipts have been trickling in throughout May and it is...more

Foley Hoag LLP

What Do F-1 Students Need to Know as They Await the Fate of Their H-1B Cap Petition?

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As reported on April 6, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) received more H-1B cap petitions than the statutory available visas for both the general cap of 65,000 available H-1B visas and the additional...more

Moore & Van Allen PLLC

USCIS Completes H-1B Cap Lottery for FY2019

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

USCIS announced that it has completed the "H-1B Cap Lottery" to select the number of petitions necessary to meet the H-1B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2019. This year, USCIS received 190,098 H-1B petitions during the filing...more

Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP

USCIS Completes The Random Selection Process Of Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap Filings

by Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP on

On April 12, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it had completed the H-1B cap lottery selection process. Of significance to note: USCIS received 190,098 petitions this year, which is...more

Shipman & Goodwin LLP

USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap Random Selection Process for FY2019

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United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced on April 11 that the agency had randomly selected enough H-1B petitions to meet the congressionally mandated cap and the U.S. advanced degree exemption,...more

Fisher Phillips

And the H-1B Goes To … USCIS Completes the FY2019 Annual H-1B Lottery Selection Process

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Were you one of the lucky few to “win” one of the 85,000 H-1B visa numbers in this year’s random selection process held by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) lottery? The USCIS held its annual lottery...more

Mintz Levin

USCIS Completes H-1B Visa Cap Selection Process

by Mintz Levin on

As a follow-up to the April 6, 2018 announcement that the H-1B cap had been reached, on Thursday, April 12, USCIS revealed that it has now completed the random selection of the 85,000 petitions for the quota and that in...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

FY 2019 H-1B Cap: USCIS Completes Random Selection Process

On April 11, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the completion of its “computer-generated” random selection process used to select H-1B petitions for the congressionally-mandated cap filing...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

H-1B Cap Lottery Selection For FY2019 Completed On April 12

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Between April 2-6, USCIS received 190,098 cap-subject H-1B petitions from U.S. employers in need of the talents of professionals from abroad. This was more than enough petitions to meet the H-1B cap for FY 2019. On April...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

USCIS Announces FY 2019 H-1B Cap Reached, Total Down Slightly

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USCIS received 190,098 H-1B petitions during the first week of April. The cap has been reached every year for the past six years but the total is down from last year’s total of 199,000. The Service conducted its...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

USCIS Completed The H-1B Cap Lottery Selection For FY 2019

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Today, USCIS announced it has completed the H-1B cap FY 2019 random selection process on April 11. This year, USCIS received a total of 190,098 H-1B cap petitions during the H-1B cap FY 2019 filing period, which started on...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

FY 2019 H-1B Visa Cap: USCIS Reaches Annual Cap in 5 Days

According to a recent U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announcement, “USCIS has reached the congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap for fiscal year 2019.” The fiscal year (FY) 2019) H-1B cap filing...more

Moore & Van Allen PLLC

USCIS Reaches H-1B Cap for FY2019

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) announced today that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory caps for fiscal year 2019, which begins on October 1, 2018....more

Epstein Becker & Green

The 2019 H-1B Cap Has Been Reached

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Today, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it had (i) reached the congressionally mandated 65,000 H-1B cap for fiscal year 2019...more

Foley Hoag LLP

Are You Ready for USCIS H-1B Site Visits or Department of Labor Audits?

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Now that the FY 2019 H-1B cap has been reached, make sure you have a strong immigration compliance programs in place, particularly when it comes to Department of Homeland Security’s H-1B Site Visit program and Department of...more

Mintz Levin

USCIS Reaches Statutory Limit of H-1B Cap Cases for Fiscal Year 2019

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced today that it has received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 petitions for fiscal year (FY) 2019. USCIS also received more than the limit...more

Foley Hoag LLP

H-1B Cap Reached for Fiscal Year 2019

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Today, April 6, 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that it has received more H-1B cap petitions than the statutory available visas for both the general cap of 65,000 available H-1B visas...more

Tonkon Torp LLP

USCIS Announces FY2019 H-1B Cap Reached

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On April 6, 2018, USCIS announced that the H-1B cap for FY2019 was reached within the five business day filing window running from April 2-6, 2018. This includes both the U.S. advanced degree cap preference limit of 20,000...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

USCIS Reaches FY 2019 H-1B Cap In First Week Of April

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On April 6, 2018, USCIS announced that it reached the 65,000 H-1B visa cap for FY 2019, including the 20,000 U.S. advanced degree exemption known as the “master’s cap.” Every year since 2014, the cap has been reached during...more

Clark Hill PLC

The H-1B CAP Has Been Reached

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On April 6, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") announced that between April 2, 2018 and April 6, 2018, USCIS received more than enough applications for new H-1B visas for the 2019 government fiscal...more

Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP

What To Do After Your Company Has Filed All Of Its H-1B Petitions Now That The April 1st Deadline Has Passed

The frenzy of H-1B preparation and filing has finally ended. H-1B petitions will be reviewed by officers at one of the two United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Service Centers accepting petitions. USCIS...more

Proskauer Rose LLP

Eleventh Hour Suspension of Premium Processing for H-1B Cap Petitions

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On March 20, 2018, just 13 days before H-1B Cap cases begin arriving; USCIS suspended Premium Processing for H-1B Cap cases. Starting April 2, 2018, USCIS will temporarily suspend premium processing for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019...more

Littler

USCIS Suspends Premium Processing for Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions

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On March 21, 2018, USCIS announced that it will again temporarily suspend premium processing for all fiscal year (FY) 2019 cap-subject H-1B petitions. ...more

Mintz Levin

Premium Processing Suspended for H-1B Cap Petitions

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On Tuesday, March 20, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will temporarily suspend premium processing for Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B cap petitions starting April 2, 2018, the same date that...more

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