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H1-B Cap(s) Reached!

Today the USCIS announced that it has received enough Petitions between April 1 and April 7, 2016 to officially reach both the U.S. Master’s Cap (20,000) and the “regular” H-1B cap (65,000).  Further, the USCIS announced that the large volume of petitions received in both caps will result, again, in an electronic, random-selection lottery.  The announcement did not indicate a date that the random selection process would be completed but, if past processes are an indication, we anticipate receiving initial notifications in mid- to late-May.

Now that H-1B cap season is at its end and the USCIS has announced that the H-1B Cap is closed, it is time for organizations to consider “What now?”.  One option is to watch FordMurray’s seminar on Visa Options beyond the H-1B here.  Another option is to simply schedule a time for us to talk about your candidates, what’s next, and explore other potential options they may have for working with your company.  Sometimes the H-1B is not the only path.

We look forward to hearing from you!